💖 The Tale of Tiffany 💖

💖 The Tale of Tiffany 💖

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## Related Links

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## Special Thanks

Dr. Richard Coates, Professor Emeritus of Onomastics, Bristol Centre for Linguistics, University of the West of England

Dr. Gregory Clark, Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, Davis

## Bonnie Bees

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## Music

David Rees: http://www.davidreesmusic.com

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35 Responses

  1. John Coogan says:

    If you gave 1 million Grey fans 1 million years, there’s no way any of them could guess what the topic of the next Grey Explains video will be

  2. Talas says:

    Grey got Lost in the Forest of all Knowledge again. This time He discovered the woods of Parish Registers and Familie trees. All because someone made the wordplay of Tiffany epiphany.

  3. tealduck says:

    This weird progression of history for Tiffany has led to the coinage of “The Tiffany Problem”. The phenomena where things which were contemporary in medieval times seem too modern to be believed by audiences, much like a woman named Tiffany in the 1600’s

    • Tacticslion says:

      Fun thing: I was literally reading up on that yesterday. What fun timing!

    • ethreldur says:

      I remember a post about that going viral a few months back (which I suspect Grey was inspired by). Some other fun examples are that Rome not only had what were basically fast food restaurants — stores where the lower classes could buy cheap, pre-prepared food and eat standing at the counter — but also had athlete sponsor deals, where famous gladiators and chariot racers would be paid to endorse products. They also celebrated birthdays — in a class on Roman history I took in college, we read a translation of a letter from one highborn woman in Roman Britain — presumably an officer’s wife — to another, inviting the latter to her birthday party. It’s one of the Vindolanda Tablets, if you want to look it up; I think the names were Cornelia something or other and something Lepidina.

    • Max Riley says:

      Yup, he’s talking about that in the director’s commentary! Almost what this video was going to be about. Turns out to mainly be based in Lady Godiva stories though.

    • donov25 says:

      @ethreldur I guess I don’t fall for it as a problem.
      My favorite I guess not quite example of this is still the graffiti in Pompeii because if you saw it written on a bathroom stall today you wouldn’t bat at an it. We’ve been people the whole time it turns out.

    • nenntmichbond says:

      Two “phenomena”, one “phenomenon”

  4. LiamEuan says:

    CGP Grey: The man who can monetize going down a Youtube/Internet rabbit hole

  5. Calum Watt says:

    The authentic Grey experience: “Well, I have no idea what this is really going to be about, but I know it is going to be interesting”

  6. xyz_yosh says:

    I thought this would be a video on the Tiffany Problem, where things that seem anachronistic really aren’t and make a piece of media seem unrealistic. Ex: you could write a story set in the middle ages with a character named Tiffany but it wouldn’t seem realistic because it feels anachronistic when it isn’t.

  7. DarkVeghetta says:

    I just realized that this channel is carrying the torch of the venerable ‘Connections’ series (hosted and written by James Burke, who is awesome) from years past. Finally, this channel makes sense as a cohesive whole.

    • Pekkhum says:

      [Cracks rickety spine] There was Connections game on CD in the olden times. It was such a great experience. 🙂

  8. SGWA says:

    I love that the earliest recorded Tiffany is into astrology.

  9. ChezNight says:

    I love the slight derangement in the emphasis of: “IT ALL FITS.”

  10. EmperorTigerstar says:

    I imagine the second mini explosion in the late 1980s was also because of the pop star Tiffany who was popular in the late 1980s.

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