We spend some time here passing onto you news from the past and occasionally debunking myths. We are, after all, Nerdy History Girls. And so the question of historically accurate language makes our hearts go pitty-pat. Certainly this broadcast on NPR’s Fresh Air got my attention. Please give it a read or a listen (it’s not very long)—and feel free to comment.
There’s a big difference in how we use history. But we’re equally nuts about it. To us, the everyday details of life in the past are things to talk about, ponder, make fun of -- much in the way normal people talk about their favorite reality show.
We talk about who’s wearing what and who’s sleeping with whom. We try to sort out rumor or myth from fact. We thought there must be at least three other people out there who think history’s fascinating and fun, too. This blog is for them.