|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » (Old) Weekly themes. (have been consolidated into a single forum above) » Beheading words » solar plexus punch Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#117961 - 12/18/03 09:18 PM solar plexus punch
A long time ago, a buzz-word in boxing was "solar plexus punch". A bit below the xiphoid, the bottom of the sternum,
close to the spine, there is a large nerve center, which when hit by a punch was thought to cause the recipient to be instantly hors de combat. O.Henry has the speaker grossly corrupt the pronunciation.
""His arm," said Chad, "is harder'n a diamond. He interduced me to what he called a shore-perplexus punchand 'twas like being kicked twice by a mustang. He's playin' it low down on you, Curt. He ain't no sicker'n I am. I hate to say it, but the runt's workin' you for range and shelter."
Forum Stats 8836 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members Jeannine, JimHarbor, treponim, Esmith, EvanescentBlue
8836 Registered Users
Who's Online 0 registered (), 29 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 87 wofahulicodoc 79 LukeJavan8 73 A C Bowden 48 May 5 tsuwm 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11613 tsuwm 10530 LukeJavan8 7366 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 wofahulicodoc 5724 of troy 5400
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Disclaimer: Wordsmith.org is not responsible for views expressed on this site. Use of this forum is at your own risk and liability - you agree to hold Wordsmith.org and its associates harmless as a condition of using it.
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith