Friday, June 10, 2011

The Language of Fans Explained (another silly video by Horrible Histories)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Our Friday silly video again comes from one of our favorite English shows, Horrible Histories. (If you know a child you're trying to lure towards history, the Horrible History books - here and here, among many - are also excellent.) While the complexities of 19th c. fan-language have likely been exaggerated since the time it was used in drawing rooms and across crowded theaters, it's still entertaining to consider how much a lady might have conveyed with only a skillful motion of her fan. Or, as in this case, what she didn't get quite right.

5 comments:

Sandrine Thomas said...
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Snuze said...

OMG, that was hilarious! I am going to share that on my blog (with credit, natch).

Thank you for sharing!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Darn, why didn't they have history books like that when I was in school?

Dalila G. said...

OMGosh!!! Thank you for the laugh!
I really enjoy watching these little clips, they're too cute!
I can just picture all the women with their secret signals. =)

Have an awesome weekend! :-D

Wendy said...

Hilarious!! But in this case it's 18th century fan language, not 19th!

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