My all time favorite Bill Paxton role was in “True Lies” as Simon, the used car salesman. A favorite scene was at the edge of a dam where Simon:Bill is threatened by Harry:Schwarzenegger. Pleading for his life Simon cries “I’m navelent.”
Navelent. I thought I knew most of the ‘lent’ words* — benevolent, violent, malevolent, equivalent, ambivalent. Just what is ‘navelent’? And such a big word for Simon seemed out of character.
No. Not navelent. With a second viewing, my hearing “I’m navelent” resolved itself into “I’m navel lint.” Navel lint.
And on Bill’s passing, all I can say is, me too, Bill. Me, too.
* A quick check of the Scrabble word finder tells me I’m a ‘lent’ words neophyte. http://www.wordfind.com/contains/lent/