Fluoride, Bernays, and a little bit of digging by Vaxthrul in conspiracyundone
[–]ferfrendongles 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 6 months ago (0 children)
One time, I did some research into the origin of the word "boob" and how it got its sexual connotation, just out of curiosity after learning that the origin of the word is "buffoonish", like "oh jeez what a boob", yet somewhere started to mean breast. I found out that it was this group effort between Edward Bernays and Henry Miller in an attempt to save the TV industry from being weighed down with the term "boob tube". Henry Miller is the first man to write of the word in a sexual way. He was a Jew, and was known for being the most raunchy, filthy author that had ever lived. Being gross and overtly sexual, pandering to man's nasty side, hadn't been done at that point, as class, dignity, taste, etc, were still shared values in society, but he was the first, and wouldn't you know it, he worked closely with Bernays, and after sexualizing the word "boob" (meaning that when people hear "boob tube", they think "oooh raunchy naughty things tube"), was employed with some then-big-named TV studio as a house writer, can't remember the exact one.
But yeah, just for you, saidit.com, this is some OC you won't find in any histories or any articles online. Try as I might to find a publisher, no one wants the story, at least no one that will pay what I think it's worth, so here you go, saidit.