August 17, 2004
Saying More Than They Know?

In a recent 'Best of PL', Power Line noted the 'visceral hatred' of many on the Left for George W. Bush. The word 'viscera' comes from the Latin word for 'guts': viscera, plural like 'guts', pronounced 'whisker-uh'. I wonder if in some cases this 'visceral' hatred is like penis envy: do some opponents hate Bush because he has viscera, and they don't?

Posted by Dr. Weevil at August 17, 2004 12:09 PM

Just out of curiosity. Would the ancient Romans have understood the concept of "visceral" hatred, either in its usual form or in yours?

Posted by: Jim Miller on August 17, 2004 08:10 PM