U.S. Department of Agriculture bans words related to climate change.
Reverie, by Hubert Denis Etcheverry, c. 1930. © RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY.
Volume VIII, Number 4 | fall 2015
When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic as a passenger in June 1928, the New York Sun ran an article with the headline MISS EARHARD SPURNS FASHIONS: SHE CARES LITTLE ABOUT CLOTHES, DOES NOT USE LIPSTICK—LIKES TO FENCE AND DRIVE CAR. “Flying is a perfectly natural thing in her opinion,” it read, “and requires no special togs: a dress is as good air equipment as trousers.”
As bad a dresser as I am, anything beats being judged by my character.—David Sedaris, 1997
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