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The Triumphant Grunt Poll

Poll #1061702 Phrases that should never appear in a romance novel

This phrase must go: "with a triumphant grunt."

[shudder]
16(34.0%)
Yes.
3(6.4%)
No, it's okay, I can just skim over it.
3(6.4%)
Clicky.
0(0.0%)
Maybe if it was "triumphant groan" instead.
3(6.4%)
Only if it's a woman who grunts.
3(6.4%)
Why did the author hurt my brain like that?
11(23.4%)
What is that meant to be describing, exactly?
8(17.0%)


In comments, please provide your interpretation of how the phrase was used. It was used twice in the same novel, if you missed my earlier post.
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