Punch,  59 (1870), 207.

Change of Nomenclature



Reportage, Spoof


Meteorology, Electricity, Magnetism, Language, Gender

    Reports that a simpleton, young Chesney Rolleston, who is 'not scientific', has 'heard so much' of the 'Aurora' and its causes, that he is 'utterly weary of the phenomenon, and thinks it ought to be called the Aurora Boreallus'. Notes that his 'Aurora'—evidently his female partner—'is quite of a different description'.

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