Mithras Posted December 22, 2013 Share Posted December 22, 2013 Shitmouth is one of the Mountain's Men but Arya did not put him to the death list. That was because Though the one they called Shitmouth had the foulest tongue she had ever heard, he'd give you an extra piece of bread if you asked, while jolly old Chiswyck and soft spoken Raff would just give you the back of their hand. And Arya likes foul language. Cat knew the Braavosi words for mussels and cockles and clams, but along the Ragman’s Harbor she cried her wares in the trade tongue, the language of the wharves and docks and sailor’s taverns, a coarse jumble of words and phrases from a dozen languages, accompanied by hand signs and gestures, most of them insulting. Those were the ones that Cat liked best. Any man who bothered her was apt to see the fig, or hear himself described as an ass’s pizzle or a camel’s cunt. “Maybe I never saw a camel,” she would tell them, “but I know a camel’s cunt when I smell one.” When you are weak and caught up between bullies, you have to show some ferocity (although you may be not like that) or those maniacs consider you weak and exploit you. That was what Shitmouth did, through the foulest language, he tried to show that he got a pair too. Or else, he could have been used the same way as the maester in Victarion’s ship or simply his throat would be slit. Arya showed a similar reaction as well. For the fear of becoming a mouse again, she acts like a willful beast. She denies everything that may make her look weak or incapable. It took a long time for the kindly man to take that attitude out of Arya. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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