Cats have two speeds -- in your face or aloof. No criticism here. Just observation as fact.
The same can be said of spiny succulents. All milky and prickly. The same can be said of artichoke tips and yet how soft & sensual their hearts. Certain words are like that, too. Visually strident with armor that protects the soft belly. And as we have agreed before, each word can be a petite poem. Think of it as a tasty tidbit.