The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors (halfshellvenus) wrote,
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors

Say what?

I'm reading a new food-porn mystery at the gym. This installment includes the main character describing her husband as having a "mountain man build" and "jauntily parted hair".

What the heck is a "mountain man build?" I can envision mountain-man facial hair (unkempt beard) and clothing, sure, but I don't believe there's a stereotypical build associated with that. Does the husband have ravines? Is he shaped like a log cabin?

And how can hair be "jauntily" parted? Does the part dance perkily across the person's head? Does it do the parade-wave? What?

Also, on an entirely different note, why is it that men using the weight room cannot seem to count reps in their heads? Not all men, but I've never heard a woman do it. And it's annoying:

Me: *sixteen* *seventeen*
Dude: "Hun!... Hoo!... Hree!... Hor!..."
Me: *?!?* *Damnit!*

Tags: books, me, random
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