Monday, September 08, 2014

World War I was hard on Good

Around WW I, the usage of the word "good" began to drop. "Cool" though, has been riding pretty even for the past 200 years.
 Link to the source on Google.

I'd think "cool" would have gone up. But no.

What's going on here is that I am looking for the rise of cynicism and irony. I am also looking to see -if it did rise - was a focus on goodness displaced.

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