A Cartoon Whose Meaning Time and the Evolution of English Have Rendered Somewhat Obscure

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Familiarity with this usage explains things.

From Boy's Life for January 1967.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 05, 2015
     Category: Comics | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | Hair Styling | 1960s





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In a world where literally literally doesn't mean literally we can't be surprised of new meaning for words irregardless of weather there any good or knot.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/05/15 at 12:45 PM
For some reason this made me think of a certain woman hair area and the difference between now and when us old farts grew up. 🐛 :red:
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 01/05/15 at 01:35 PM
The term reminded me of a Captain Beefheart screed:

Sam with the showing scalp flat top,
Was particular about the point it made...

When I was knee high to a grasshopper, my father tried out the butch cut on my brother and myself. My brother has straight hair so the effect was as expected. My hair curls tight and no amount of pomade would make it stand straight. This particular cut was never tried again.
Posted by KDP on 01/05/15 at 02:17 PM
My aunt refused to allow my much-older cousin to get a crew cut because to her, only convicts wore crew cuts. Funny how in the '20s and '30s that was the view but in the '50s and early '60s it was the ideal for the all-American boy. Oh, fickle fashion.
Posted by ScoutC on 01/05/15 at 09:00 PM
BD, pretty much everything reminds you of that certain woman area honey. 😉
The picture reminds me of Cousin It on the Addams Family.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 01/05/15 at 10:52 PM









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