Tag Archives: serp-bully

  1. The Word “Bully” Used To Mean … “Sweetheart”?!

    The word "bully" is first recorded around the mid-1500s, when it actually meant—wait for it—“sweetheart.” What?!
  2. Literary Bullies Who Are Meaner Than We Remembered

    Bullies are discussed a lot these days, but they aren’t something new. Tormenters have been around for a long time … especially in literature. Let’s take an inside look at the characters who are bullies and learn about their consequences. Marion Hawthorne In the 1964 children’s novel, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, Marion Hawthorne is a smart-mouthed, entitled classroom bully. It’s never determined why she is …