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Don't Hit Me There!

by Staff

Tags: solar plexus, bookgasm, recurring language, word watch,

Something about the phrase “solar plexus” has the folks over at Bookgasm all worked up. The book-review website—devoted to “reading material to get excited about”—has launched an official Solar Plexus Watch to monitor appearances of the phrase in novels.  There are already over 50 entries, mostly in violent contexts, such as, “Remo liked him, but not so much that he didn’t knock him out by releasing his shoulder, leaning forward, and driving a hard index finger into his solar plexus,” which hails from The Best of the Destroyer, by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir.

(Thanks, VQR.)

Sarah Pumroy