April 13, 2009

Oh, I am hardly a Latinist

It was polite convention to plead inadequacy in talents, including spoken languages. Even if you excelled at it.

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  1. I'd say it still is. Just today someone called my agency and was telling me that among his many talents as a business project manager, he speaks four languages (and he proceeded to list them all)...

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  2. To list my inadequacy in talents would be too time consuming! I would have been so very polite!
    xoxo
    Judith~

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  3. Hi, I just discovered your blog, by searching for blogs by other people who are a bit Marie Antoinette inspired! So happy to make your virtual acquaintance :) I absolutely love your blog/site! I can do a lot of expressive things but unfortunately historical knowledge like that is not one of them!! LOve LOve LOve it! I've bookmarked you and I will be sure to stop by often - come check out my neck of the woods too! I've been working on my Marie Antoinette Inspired faux cake line...and display doll that you might dig!

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  4. @ Eliza - yuck! He needs to save it for the CV.
    @ Judith- Ha! You would have been that super polite & modest lady at court!

    Hi Amarettogirl! I am glad you found the site! Definitely keep in touch and feel free to share any 18th century secrets you might know!!

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