As a minor research point, I came to the question, when did humour become funny? According to Google Ngram, about 1847. I’m not asking when humanity developed comedy, but rather when the term “humour” came to mean “mirth.” In the 17th and 18th centuries, and probably earlier to some extent I have not researched, one … More When did Humour become Funny?
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I originally set upon this topic with one very simple question that I wanted answered: what term would an educated young lady in Regency England use to identify herself as a person interested in the progress of women’s rights? I knew that feminist thought existed at the time (my favourite example: Beauty’s Triumph or, The Superiority … More Bluestockings, and the Feminist Identity in Georgian England