Sashaying Words

Adverbs Ahead

Jargon Ahead

As a linguist I collect jargon from exotic domains such as counterpoint, quantum mechanics, cricket — and now, children’s drag. The topic has surfaced in a current article by Alice Hines: “Sashaying Their Way Through Youth,” NYTimes, 9-8-19.

I’m currently processing the following data points:

Queen Lactatia, Desmond Is Amazing, Ophelia Peaches, and E! The Dragnificent are drag kids with substantial Instagram followings. They are 10-, 12-, 14- and 14-years-old respectively. Desmond Is Amazing wants to be an ornithologist or roller-coaster engineer when he grows up.

Ophelia Peaches‘s mom founded Dragutante, an 18-and-under runway show, in Denver.

There are girls who also do drag, known as hyperqueens.

(c) 2019 JMN

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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