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
Julius Caesar was criticized for his loosely belted toga. “Beware the badly belted boy,” said Sulla; Cicero sneered at Caesar’s habit of “trailing the fringe of the toga on the ground like an effeminate.” His political rival Cato the Younger made a point of wearing a short toga with no tunic underneath, as was considered masculine. But a decade later it was common for young Roman men to grow goatees, wear flowing togas, and use “loosely belted” as a catchphrase.
Fashion, n. A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.- Ambrose Bierce, 1911
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