Posts Tagged: chivalry

The Strange Life of Dan Carter Beard

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Dan Carter Beard wasn’t just one of the founders of Boy Scouts of America; he was also Mark Twain’s most trusted illustrator. Twain said of Beard’s work: Dan Beard is the only man who can correctly illustrate my writings for he not only illustrates the text, but he also illustrates my thoughts. The Public Domain […]

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Clarifying Chivalry

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“I am of the opinion that a major front of “the gender wars” could be won with a simple lesson in etymology. If we merely understood the actual meanings and histories that certain loaded words contain, we could be living in a post-gender society. Maybe.” Jake Flanagin writes at The Hairpin that chivalry has been […]

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