"On the other side of the cell Jonah Griggs and Santangelo are too busy sizing each other up like two demented pit bulls who have to prove who's got the biggest...attitude.
I lean against the bars that separate us from the others. 'So let me get this right,' I say to one of the Townie girls. 'All it takes is to insult someone's mother?'
'No,' she explains. 'That's the beauty of it. They don't actually have to insult. The words Your mother are enough.'
'So if I said to you, "Your mother is a...?"' I shrug.
'Just "Your mother." But it doesn't work if girls say it to each other,' she continues. 'You have to have a penis for it to affect you in such a way.'
'Oh funny, funny,' Santangelo says.