A while back, I was listening to guys talk about body building and I was struck by the language. To apply, as a good thing, words like ‘ripped’ and ‘shredded’ is normal for them, and yet these are violent words.
Words that imply they’re committing violence on their own bodies?
Words that imply masculinity is violence?
Words that made me wonder if a ‘violent vocabulary’ might be representative of a violent life.
Not really drawing any conclusions, but I found it an interesting use of language.