Aristocra-diction

What sounds better to you? “she didn’t so much walk as glide, like a silken duchess,” or “like a silken countess?”

On the one hand, “silken duchess” flows better because the tongue doesn’t have to hit the brakes between words, but the word “countess” has a more elegant connotation.

The life of the mind: there’s no road map for that territory.

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Author: lisvender

Writer and animator in Central California.

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