Posted by Caroline on August 14, 1997 at 09:38:10:
In reply to Re: Oops, I added an n to Covent! posted by Lesley on August 13, 1997 at 23:44:37
] Carolyn, I didn't even realize I had done that! I'm glad the English do to it too! Thanks for the history, as well. I hope H.C. will tell us if the ladies were illustrated or described. Is there a connection btwn these ladies and the opera girls?
1. Carolyn and myself are getting muddled again!That was her post. A natural mistake, because she doesn't make nearly as many typos as I do, as a rule!
2.Opera Dancer is a phrase that I have always translated as "Chorus girl", or "actress/singer/dancer/bimbo/starlet" ie something a gentleman had on his arm on a regular basis who cost him a fair amount and did his ego a lot of good. THerefore not strictly speaking a prostitute.
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