Thursday, December 01, 2005

Beautiful screaming lady? Or cat in danger?

Richard Scarry's "The Best Word Book Ever" has undergone some updating between the 1963 and 1991 versions. There's a comparison on Flickr (via The Morning News).

becomes police officer, pretty stewardess becomes flight attendant, handsome pilot becomes just pilot, and the beautiful screaming lady being saved by a brave hero becomes cat in danger and fire fighter. But fisherman stays fisherman.

The roles of commuter and train conductor are replaced with reporter and photographer. Some of the wording is less judgmental. And the former roles of men and women (farmer vs. caretaker or cook) are mixed up a bit now.


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