An older and angrier entry, but an interesting point
Very occasionally I abuse my blogging privileges and go on about something non-comic book related that annoys me, and that none of you regular readers will probably give a hoot about. This is one of those times.
So Lady Antebellum’s all around average country pop song “Need You Now” won a bazillion Grammys last night (beating Cee Lo Green’s “Fuck You” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, which is ludicrous). They’re all over the news pages today, and I get upset EVERY time I see/hear their name. The word “antebellum” is a very specific term… it refers to the pre-Civil War American South, which was built damn near entirely on the backs of slaves. If you reference ANYTHING as “antebellum”, you bring with said reference the legacy of slavery… the two are inextricably connected.
Now, “antebellum” is a cool sounding word… I can see why someone…
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