Most distinctive words: New York vs. Texan erotica

by on May 19, 2017 at 2:17 am in Books | Permalink

Texas: Ranked, Trailer, Soldiers, Sergeant, Bunk, Arena, Evidently, Altar, Alley, Captain.

New York: Subway, Popsicle, Senator, Butthole, Museum, Landlord, Sin, Jacuzzi, Thrusted, Shrugs.

That is from the new and excellent Nabokov’s Favorite Word is Mauve, by Ben Blatt.  Here is my earlier post on the book.

1 Handle May 19, 2017 at 7:27 am

Ah, Fort Hood rockin’ the stats for the whole state again, as usual. Force multipliers indeed.

2 Thelonious_Nick May 19, 2017 at 11:37 am


Texas erotica has surprisingly traditional endings?

3 prior_test2 May 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Yet the word ‘shotgun’ seems to be missing.

4 Daniel Weber May 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Break them into pairs of words

Ranked Trailer: only the best

Bunk Arena: you bet

Evidently Altar: inevitable

Alley Captain: oh baby you know what I like

Subway Popsicle: for the adventurous

Senator Butthole: of course

Museum Landlord: with private dungeon

Sin Jacuzzi: is there another kind?

Thrusted Shrugs: is there another kind?

5 Daniel Webster May 19, 2017 at 1:46 pm

It’s excellence certainly leaps to the eye = evidently altar alley captain

6 londenio May 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm

Explain “evidently”.

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