When I was a kid it was common for a boy’s first job to be selling Grit newspaper door to door. It was a conservative, family-focused pubication which had been around since the late 1800′s. And, yes, it was sold by boys. It was part of the culture of the times that “newsboys” were employed […]
“Back in the day” they called a sofa a “davenport.” Jeans were called “dungarees.“ And a coffee pot, for the most part, was called a percolator. We didn’t do anything easily in those days. A percolator had its own method of brewing coffee. There were no packets of ground coffee. Most people didn’t buy coffee […]
RED HERRING: a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue.
Some people like crowds. Some don’t. Some people receive energy by being in a crowded place. Others get claustrophobia. Crowds can be vehicles of great celebration. Crowds can be militant and vicious. Obviously, when in the 18th century, he wrote the poem, Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard, Thomas Hardy portrayed the crowd […]