Archive for June, 2008

When Did We Stop Calling Them Bums, Freeloaders, and Losers?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 20:45 Comments Off

When I was a kid, “bum” was a common word, as well as a derogatory word. As kids, we probably misapplied the word more often than not, because we sometimes based our categorization on a first (and perhaps only) impression. That aside, I understood what made one a “bum” for the most part: being voluntarily [...]

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The History of … What?!?!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 20:34 Comments Off

They were electric before the washing machine and your Grandmother’s Hoover. Bet’cha didn’t know that. Once again, if it’s a unique topic, the Times gets there first.

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