For the Love of the Gut

Kyle A. Massa
3 min readOct 9, 2023
A cartoon GIF of a stomach—or some may say the “gut”—digesting a hamburger.

Gut.

It’s a word that’s existed for centuries, though nowadays it’s become more popular than ever (or maybe I’m just noticing it more). My question is this: Why?

It’s not like “gut” is a descriptive term. It’s unpleasant to hear—and to say, for that matter . Try saying it. “Gut.” It’s so guttural.

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Kyle A. Massa

A comedy author living somewhere in upstate New York with his wife, their daughter, and three wild animals.