Query: Speech of a long-lived Texan vampire

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Dec 17 03:26:08 UTC 2013

I was born in the 20th century, but now live in the 18th century.  I
sometimes use old-fashioned terms.

Aside from which, a long-lived vampire would be old, and have a
better long-term memory than short.  (I think the workshop writer
might take advantage of that characteristic.)


At 12/16/2013 07:37 PM, Dan Goodman wrote:
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>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in the late 19th century be likely, in 2013, to sometimes use outdated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.
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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