Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My New Favorite Word

Take a look at the sign in the rear window of this car:

I know it's tough to tell (the camera on my cell phone is pretty wimpy), but that sign says:


Oh man, I was really impressed with that message - not only because it was so brazenly displayed, but because the vocabulary was awesome. Whoremasters? What a badass word! I couldn't help but imagine it plastered across the cover of an epic fantasy novel - one that tells the tale of a great hero who uses his innate magical powers to summon and control a pack of supernatural streetwalkers.


Soj said...

Although we're used to the word "master" coming from Latin magister meaning something along the lines of "boss", the word "whoremaster" is a little different.

It actually means someone who is a customer of whores, as in a "john" to use more modern parlance.

And of course we can't forget one of my favorites, "whoremonger" :P

Lola Cutter Hensel said...

Wow, I really love learning new things :)

I had been familiar with, and fond of, "whoremonger", but "whoremaster" was totally new to me.

gcourage said...

There is a workable idea for a movie in there somewhere...or at least a great parody of the "Beastmaster".

your sister said...

to spend an hour inside that brain of yours........ how do you come up with this stuff? lol
p.s. my word verification for this posting is "sneedis". sneedis? really?