Introduction to Blunt

From the Latin contundens (a conjugation of contundĕre, “to confuse”), the term blunt refers to the instrument or act that produces contusion. According to, a contusion, on the other hand, is damage caused to some part of the body by a blow that does not produce an external wound.

For example: “The young woman was hit by a blunt object that made her faint”, “The fall was blunt and left the old man hospitalized for two weeks”, “When he seemed to be heading to score another goal, the Chilean striker suffered a blunt collision against the referee”

The usual thing is that the blunt adjective is applied to an instrument or a weapon that is used to cause a concussion. A stick, mace, or stone are blunt objects. If, in the middle of a football match, a person throws a stone from the stands or stands towards the field of play, it can cause damage to a player, since the stone is a blunt element. In case I hit someone, it will cause a concussion or even more damage.

Within the field of Literature there are various books that use the word we are analyzing in their titles. This would be the case of the work “Opiniones contudentes”. It is an essay published in 1973 and whose author is the prestigious Russian Vladimir Nabokov (Saint Petersburg 1899 – Montreux 1977), known throughout the world for novels such as “Lolita” (1955) or “Pale fire” (1962).

With humor, intelligence and a pleasant and direct style is how this work that comes to be autobiographical is presented. And it is that the writer what he does is to present what his literature is like, the hallmarks of his books, his creation process or what those narratives have meant to him.

Likewise, in the field of music there are also compositions that resort to the use of the term that concerns us. A clear example of this is the song “Contundente” by the interpreter Luifer Cuello. He is a Colombian artist, who falls within genres such as Latin music in general or Vallenato, in particular.

That piece is about love and specifically about what you feel for that person who appears at the right time to make you forget all the bad things about past relationships.

It should not be overlooked that in other countries of the world the term forceful is used with another meaning. Thus, for example, in Peru it is common for it to be used to refer to any element that has the particularity that it is capable of satisfying hunger.

The notion of forceful is also used in a symbolic way. In this case, something forceful is something that makes a great impression on the mind. It can be a piece of evidence, an argument or a reason that modifies a person ‘s belief or that establishes a certainty: “The confession was strong and the investigator decided to change the course of the case”, “We have many clues, but we lack hard evidence ”, “The Spaniard Rafael Nadal got a resounding victory over the Swiss tennis player”.