Important. Post navigation Previous post: The Heaven Tree TrilogyNext post: Words to time travel by. Posted July 10, 2015 12 Comments by Dana When writing of weapons, it's important to keep in mind the difference between muzzle and mussel. Mussel velocity is never very high. — Tanya Huff (@TanyaHuff) April 13, 2015 Chatter Random Friday Tanya Huff Torin Kerr Valor seriesShare!TweetShare on TumblrPocketEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Dana View All → Author and founder of Storyknife.org.
Important? Thought you were going to give release date of next Kate book!
Amen to the muzzle/mussel. Also, too. I recently read a few pages of a freebie biography. The dog of the story was hurt by another dog and the author wrote that the dog had blood on “it’s mussel”. That did it. Off to delete world! Now, I am thinking that if you made a potato cannon, but sized it to mussel, you might get some pretty good velocity with a mussel muzzle.
goofball! hope the summer is going swimmingly!
Mutt mused, “Maybe muzzle my mussel’s mighty muzzle muscle?”
Just snorted coffee thru my nose. :p
Have you gone from writing terrific novels about Kate, Mutt and crew to passing around bad puns as ‘Important’?
Mike, Mike, Mike. Tsk. No, no, I’ve only gone from writing terrific novels to passing around good puns.
Recently there was a headline written about a baseball pitcher who pitched both right and left handed. The headline called him “amphibious”. I have been laughing about it ever since.
Another favorite of mine appeared in the Boston Globe some years ago: the person in the story did something “on queue”, rather than “on cue”.
Spellchecking will never replace a good proofreader!
Mussel velocity may not be very high, but it has been known to cause shell shock. It’s the kind of weapon a shellfish lover might use.
Okay, I’ll clam up now.
Not a punster..leave that to the sister sibs but.. Notes from a Northwest childhood… Launch one those bivalves from a wrist rocket and the mussel velocity is deadly..or at the very least a seafood induced coma..
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“This is how we go on: one day at a time, one meal at a time, one pain at a time, one breath at a time. Dentists go on one root-canal at a time; boat-builders go on one hull at a time. If you write books, you go on one page at a time. We turn from all we know and all we fear. We study catalogues, watch football games, choose Sprint over AT&T. We count the birds in the sky and will not turn from the window when we hear the footsteps behind us as something comes up the hall; we say yes, I agree that clouds often look like other things – fish and unicorns and men on horseback – but they are really only clouds. Even when the lightening flashes inside them we say they are only clouds and turn our attention to the next meal, the next pain, the next breath, the next page. This is how we go on.”
― Stephen King, Bag of Bones