Features mild scenes of linguistic apocalypse. Not the fruit. Calling someone a migrant, calling someone an asylum seeker, calling them a refugee: these are official categories. But in many ways, depending on how they use them, they can change and become more negative. And British-Asian-but-kinda-not author Nikesh Shukla wonders where he's from - where he is really from.
If you don't have a Rosetta Stone to hand, deciphering extinct languages can be a real puzzle, even though they didn't intend to be. They didn't intend to become extinct, either, but such is the life and death of languages. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale associations with the word 'wicked' that we need new terminology? Lore 's Aaron Mahnke stops by to describe the lovelessness, literary tropes and life expectancy around 'step-'.
But according to Neil Gaiman , in early versions of many of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, the evil stepmothers were actually evil bilogical mothers Here's information about the study Aaron mentioned about 'The Cinderella Effect' upon stepchild mortality; there are some curious findings.
But, you know what fine art is like. I would like to thank Prof. They don't sit there and explain that it was named from the 75mm shells in WWI. As a matter of fact, of the ten animals on the chart, nine appear in this text. Chambers 20th Century Dictionary 0. Never a fan of superheroes, I jumped at the chance to draw this great character and wonderful premise. JA: How much input did everybody have?
Read about the ancient prototypes for Cinderella , and then some analysis of some of the newer spins on the tale. Or perhaps you'd prefer an annotated version of Hansel and Gretel , plus a load of different illustrators' takes on it. Have you seen the film Wicked Stepmother? No, nor have I. It is distinguished by being Bette Davis's final film, and seems to average around two stars out of five from what I've read about it.
The transcript of this episode is here. Please come along to tell me what you think, divulge about your own steprelatives, and to ask me anything about the show. Go to spoken. Or you can catch up afterwards, if you must. This episode was sponsored by HelloFresh , who'll deliver fresh, healthy meal kits to your door. And they've got very tasty special offers for you Allusionist listeners in the USA if you visit hellofresh.
Visit lorepodcast. Big sloppy thanks are served to all the listeners who answered my plea and kindly contributed their thoughts about step-terms. This episode was produced by me, Helen Zaltzman. All the music is by Martin Austwick. Say hello to me at facebook. Back in a fortnight. Don't let anyone turn you into a pumpkin in the meantime. Look at these tasty runes on the Franks casket.
Here's an Anglo-Saxon manuscript, whose scribe has got to grips with spaces.
Aargh, look at this mess of Latin before spaces:. Come back in a fortnight for the next episode, space cadets! Sasha Fierce knows how to pick herself up off the ground and stand tall. She's the strongest part of Beyonce- the part that works hard and looks flawless doing it. Sasha doesn't take any crap from anybody. She doesn't have time for slackers, cheaters, or haters.
Sasha is the queen and isn't afraid to prove it. Even though she's very strong and independent, Sasha still has feelings and is an emotional being.
Roman Zolanski is a manifestation of anger and rage. Roman is totally crazy. He's arrogant, unfiltered, violent, and won't leave until he decides he wants to. Roman also has a problem with authority figures. He does what he wants when he wants, and nobody can convince him otherwise. Roman will never pretend to be someone he isn't; he doesn't care that his strong personality offends or frightens people. He has simple thoughts and a low intelligence level. However, 2-D is a total sweetheart with an attractive face and a passion for music, which generally makes up for his lack of smarts.
Electra Heart represents depression in American culture. Electra struggles with depression and lack of self-identity. She solves these problems by transforming into different personas- the beauty queen, the heartbreaker, the housewife, and the idle youth. Electra only cares about herself and will do anything to get what she wants. She's a liar, a cheater, and doesn't care whose heart she breaks.
Her attempts to find happiness and a sense of identity are fruitless, and the album ends in Electra's death. Harajuku Barbie is a hyper-feminine and super sweet pop star. Her favorite color is pink, she speaks with a daintily soft voice, and she even had a Barbie Doll modeled after her.
Even though Barbie is very soft and sweet, she is also very flirty. She also loves to try out new looks and experiments with different hair colors. Her favorite wigs are either pink or blonde. David Bowie was Ziggy Stardust. Eminem was Slim Shady. Beyonce was Sasha Fierce. Who would you be? Created By Marie. What is your favorite genre of music? Hip Hop. Classic Rock.
Which of these would you wear? Pick a hair color. Are you passive or aggressive?
Definitely aggressive. I'm somewhere in the middle.
Definitely passive. I wouldn't say I'm aggressive, but I know how to get what I want. Depends on the situation. I can get mean when I need to. Which of these do you value most?