Friday, January 06, 2006

Readers Diary #4: White feathers in Francis Itani's Deafening

Quick posting. I forgot to talk about the pinning of the white feathers on those who didn't enlist. I had never heard of this before and I enjoy learning something from my fiction every now and then. I was curious if this was a Canadian phenomenon or not but according to it's not. One thing I couldn't find out was whether or not the term chicken for a coward stemmed from this, led to this, or is completely unrelated. Does anyone out there know the answer to this?

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