One of my obsessions in writing about the Regency is in making sure I use words that could have been used then. Of course I can't look everything up, but I try to mark words that give me pause.
I find out fascinating things--both about words I can't use and the words I can.
Here's today's word(s):
In 1819, one couldn't be ambivalent--a term that came into English from very early20thC translations of Jung and Freud.
One could however be mealy-mouthed, equivocal, or ambiguous.
If you like to know what was happening in 1819, check out my website: rachaelmiles.com . There I've collected articles from actual magazines and newspapers.
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