[Content note: vulgar language, sexual themes, death of animals]
This week we’ve answered YOUR questions! You may not have thought of them yet, but we did all that tough thinking work for you.
If you’re interested in learning more about the use of ‘youse’ in English, this link would be a toats good place to start.1 Other topics we touched upon in a very cursory sort of way include:
- Making bath bombs (Tash’s favourite flavours include mandarine and lavender/rosemary)
- The origins of the word ‘cunt’
- The portrayal of Hades in modern adaptations and specifically, by Erik Thompson in Xena: Warrior Princess
- The Norman conquest of England
- The threat of the typewriter and dire predictions about new technologies (e.g.)
- The changing boundaries of ‘white’
- How to velvet meat
- The ethics of eating kangaroo meat
And as always, if you have any interesting sources/corrections/thoughts/ideas, let us know!
Tash and PantslessJam
P.s. On the theme of answering questions, you may have noticed that we’ve updated our FAQs! Think we’ve missed anything? Let us know in the comments.
1. Tash also promised reputable research. There are a huge number of academic and scholarly works which look at plurality and pronouns in English, such as: Raymond Hickey (ed.) Legacies of Colonial English, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004; or this book by Diana Eades