La-La Theory! #2, The: A Fancy Word For Widow

La-La Theory! #2, The: A Fancy Word For Widow

by Katie

Pulling from a wide variety of sources, Katie employs history, etymology, linguistics and archaic vocabulary in her examination of the word 'widow'. But fear not, this zine is far from dull! It is filled with fascinating bits of information that will draw you in and ignite your curiosity. Did you know that the French word 'veuve' (widow) is slang for guillotine and also for "the penis of a lonely man"? Have you ever wondered about widow-related customs in other cultures, or the origins of terms like widow's peak? It's all here in an accessible format, accompanied by beautiful old illustrations.

 

Comments

megan 6/6/2007

katie's zines are always delightfully smart, readable, and gracefully written.