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Evolution of Language

2007-10-03 12:53:31.756805+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever, 1963 vs 1991. Fascinating little comparison showing some interesting evolution of language.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-03 13:26:31.099656+00 by: JT

I can see why wording and pictures were changed in a few places. Inserting a father into the "house" page seems like a relevant change. It's not common for people to ride trains, so train conductor and passenger were taken out. I don't really understand why "soldier" was removed from the "What will you be when you grow up" page and why "Brave Hero" was changed to "Fire fighter" in the "Fire!" page. The term "Fire Fighter" is even duplicated on that page because of it.

I'd cite example but I can't seem to find a link to the specific pages I'm talking about.