But what I’m saying is that the police used tear gas, rubber bullets, and TRUNCHEONS-- what a terrific and appropriate word. What word could possibly sum up the detached, heavy cruelty of this thing with no positive connotations like “truncheon”? I mean the way it evokes a crunch, you know, like of breaking ribs, but with the euphemistically meaningless suffix “-eon”, which has the sinister effect of making the word rhyme with something as amiable and boring as a luncheon. Man, what a good word. Truncheon.