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|Using the word "pregnancy"
Written by PeggyC
(5/3/2005 11:54 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Some things I've noticed about the writing so far, penned by Line
In Pride and Prejudice, it is the clergyman, William Collins, who writes of his wife's pregnancy. THAT is a word that Mr. Collins would never use: it would be completely out of character! He thinks himself so perceptive in the 'delicate ways' of females. He would, of course, use euphemisms for pregnancy because he would consider the situation too personal (touching, as it does, upon sexual relations) to approach openly with ANYONE, including his wife!
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