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|Pretty - a connotation
Written by Elbč
(4/10/2008 2:37 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What is handsome?, penned by nan duval
I don't have a real foundation for this, but my association with the word pretty is always with something more feminine - when Mr Elton was described as 'pretty' I immediately pictured Mr Elton well, not attractive in a masculin way. Only nice to look at on a picture - so I think there is another way Mr K was giving his two-sided compliment, that is, Mr Elton is a pretty face, but he does not neccisarily think that he is handsome? That was my first-impression on my first reading, with my modern connotations of words.
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