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March 29, 2012

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Thank you for linking, Beth.

Looking again at the Man with Hat, I wonder if hats will ever come into vogue again, the way they were in the earlier part of the 20th century. I don't know what this trend shows, but Google's Ngram viewer indicates that after reaching a peak around 1940 and following a steep decline later, there has been a slight increase in the occurence of the word 'hat' in books published in recent years. Here's this fascinating graph:

http://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=hat&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=0&smoothing=10

It would be 'cool' to see hats back in fashion, wouldn't it?

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