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|Thanks, Reeba! This actually makes Emma look worse...
Written by Delories
(2/19/2011 8:31 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Vulgar didn't mean what we think today., penned by Reeba
... because if her meaning about the Cox girls, when she says they looked "Just as they always do -- very vulgar", then she's basically saying that they looked "lower class", which is very hard to believe (i.e. I doubt they were wearing wooden shoes and headkerchiefs...).
So instead of just Emma expressing a subjective opinion (which would be the case if she were using "vulgar" in our current sense of the word), she's stretching the truth to the verge of falsehood, here.
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