Query: Speech of a long-lived Texan vampire

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Tue Dec 17 00:37:52 UTC 2013

Discussion on a writing-workshop list.  Would a character who was around
in the late 19th century be likely, in 2013, to sometimes use outdated
words and phrases?

My position:  Yes.  Based partly on self-observation; I was born in
1943, and sometimes use old-fashioned terms.  Also based on observation
of others.

Dan Goodman
Whatever you wish for me, may you have twice as much.

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