Tag: steampunk

Fatal Fashion

We think of clothing as a means of self-expression—fleeting or classic, occasionally silly, and frequently entertaining. Rarely do we think of adornment as dangerous, but history is filled with literal fashion victims. Rewind to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Clothing was dyed by natural sources, so unless one’s wardrobe was exotic and very expensive,…
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Build Your Own Victorian Insults

  Hurl invective like a Victorian! Rather than provide a top ten list, I’m giving you the tools to make your own! Is your co-worker a scowsy soap-crawler or a splathering whiffmagig? Is your ex a boggy gomus or a bottle-arsed impudence? Find the precise set-down of your choice by combining the columns below.  …
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