When I hear the word “ache” dull pain comes to mind. Muscles ache after a hard run or work out, feet ache if you’ve been on them too long, heads can ache, over exertion could result in a back ache; teeth don’t ache – a toothache is nothing less than a pain demon. An all consuming assault on every last nerve ending. What a knee slapper; nothing is worse than an unhappy tooth. There isn’t a more inappropriate word in the English language – at least not at this moment when all I can do is writhe, wait for pain killers to kick in, and a dentist in the morning. I’ll be back when sanity replaces “ache” – yikes.