Monday, November 07, 2011

Say what?

Although an "adventuress" is "a female adventurer" it's in the "a person of uncertain qualifications seeking to attain unmerited wealth or position by sharp practice and dubious methods especially by playing on the credulity or prejudices of others" sense, so that the definition of "adventuress" is "a female adventurer especially : a woman who seeks position or livelihood by questionable means".

Which is to say: Nellie Bly was not an "adventuress".

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At 10:02 AM, November 08, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Well, journalism has always been held in ill-repute by some folks ;-)

 

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