RARA-AVIS: OT: Language and Dress

From: Joy Matkowski ( jmatkowski1@comcast.net)
Date: 25 Mar 2005

Fedoras were left behind in 1960. JFK went hatless, and suddenly men's hats were so 1950s. Judging by photographs, men used to wear suits to the pool hall.
    As far as language, I grew up in a mean blue-collar town in the 1960s, and the strongest language I heard (or read) into my 20s was "hell" and
"damn." I attribute the change in what I heard to moving to Philly and marrying a Two-Streeter.


John Lau wrote:
> that's where it's at, my friends. Jacks attributes it to returning
> Vietnam
> vets. I believe it is much more closely tied to the cultural revolution
> of
> the 60s. people started dressing a lot less formally as a result as
> well.
> nowadays, if you see a guy in a Fedora, it's an affectation

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