Question of the Day

Jun 27, 2014

Yesterday's question of the day asked: Most of us know "Nellie Bly" is a pseudonym for the journalist born Elizabeth Cochran. But what was Nellie's nickname as a child, and why? That would be "Pinky," so named for her love of wearing the color.

Felicitations to Jade Walker for being the very first to answer with the nickname! Honorable mentions go out to Ken Walker (who was the first to also answer why she was named that), Shantee' WoodardsJason HenselIrene DeBlasioHollywood Highlands and Virginia Alimenti for all getting that right, as well.

As for today's question, here it is: Speaking of which, Nellie Bly used another pseudonym before she settled on the name by which we all know her. After reading a misogynistic column titled "What Girls Are Good For," Bly wrote a scathing editorial to the editor under what "name?" And which publication was it?

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