I know about "standing up", but what the heck is a fic?
Posted by Woodhouse on May 12, 1998 at 18:46:34:
In response to Standing up to dance, written by Leanne S on May 11, 1998 at 12:36:32
It is my impression that "to stand up with" is just an euphemism for "to dance with" or "to partner with", as in "Tom as Mary to stand up with him for the next set." I think this is more or less derived from country dances, where one "stood up" with a particular partner in the formation, but would move through the dance, passing frequently to other partners. I have never heard of anyone "standing up" for a waltz, but then, I might be wrong. Perhaps our regency dance experts can advise. Yes, it is my understanding that a young man might use the phrase when asking a lady to dance.
And can someone tell this dottering ancient what a "fan-fic" or a "fic" is anyway. Everybody seems to have one . . .
- Sorry about the confusion on "fic" (nfm) Leanne S 11:29:15 5/13/98 (0)
- Standing Up Joh W 06:30:30 5/13/98 (0)
- Fan-fic Caroline 22:23:49 5/12/98 (1)
- Thanks! Always wondered about that! (nfm) Woodhouse 09:22:01 5/13/98 (0)
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