But, Why? Etymology Edition: “As Mad as a Hatter”

“As Mad as a Hatter.” Have you heard this phrase? Though the EXACT phrase isn’t actually used in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, we know The Hatter’s character as quite mad! It’s beleived that The Hatter’s character was inspired by the mercury poisoning hat makers often suffered from in the 17th, 18th, and 19th […]

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“Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords”

I remember that I used to be fearless. I used to jump without wondering, “is it too high?” I used to walk alone without listening for the footsteps behind me. I used to enjoy the thrill of a good scare—back when it was a novelty. I used to fall asleep without feeling the world crushing […]

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