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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Published on January 29, 2016 08:09 • 164 views • Tags: historical-words

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