I am grieved...shocked! ;-)
Posted by Lou on July 05, 1998 at 12:22:52:
In response to Impolite Conversation: Need Regency "guy talk" info, written by Genette on July 05, 1998 at 09:59:57
Actually...not really shocked...just greatly amused Genette! Here you go...
Any variation thereof... as in:
What a wonton woman, that Caroline is! ~or~ Lydia Bennet is a determined flirt to be sure! The little tart!
I also think it is a matter of how you reflect it.
On the "looser" and more vulgar side would be...
I'm sure there were far worse, but for the sake of PG-13 we won't go there.
As far as appearance goes...
"She is a fine picture of a woman."
"That woman is certainly a welcome distraction."
It's just a matter of playing with the words. And it's not as impolite as today's phrases, thankfully! Oh, for the good old days.
Hope this helps. ;-)
- LOL, Lou! Inko 16:16:58 7/05/98 (2)
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