Captain America: Civil War (Joe and Anthony Russo 2016)

large_large_5N20rQURev5CNDcMjHVUZhpoCNCToday, at the Wellcome Trust, I saw an old poster for Julia Pastrana, who was born with hyperpilosity and travelled the world as a ‘freak’ known as The Nondescript.

Turns out ‘nondescript’ used to mean something like ‘transcendent’, irreducible to your measly human categories.

Tonight I watched Captain America: Civil War (Russo and Russo 2016). Turns out that that is no longer the meaning of ‘nondescript’.

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