An amusing example of this can be found in Angela Brazil's The Head Girl at the Gables (Blackie & Son, London, 1919, pp229-30). The head girl, Lorraine Forrester, reads out her spoof "Diary of a Girl in the Year A.D. 4000" at the seniors' "mid-term beano". The schoolgirl of the future travels by means of "air wings" or "the balloon" (the latter is for transatlantic travel!), wears "modern pulp clothing that is burnt (by law) every week" and "electric shoes", and communicates by "wireless". "All teaching is by cinema and gramophone", and she ends the diary in order to go and learn her Japanese lesson.

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