Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Episode NINETY-SIX, 4 of 7

Symbols can also change their meaning over time. I have a number of pre-World War Two books that have a little swastika on the spine, which was a popular symbol for good luck and success in the 1920s. Now ... not so much.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Episode NINETY-SIX, 1 of 7

The title of this week's episode consists of words that have changed meaning substantially over time. 'Gentle', for example, used to refer to someone born of a good family, and 'nice' meant foolish.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Episode NINETY-FOUR, 1 of 7

Screamin' Jay Hawkins singing I Put A Spell On You is one of life's great pleasures.

Sunday, June 3, 2012