Have you ever read a novel that is set in an earlier time period – say the 15th Century (1490’s)? As you read along, do you ever encounter words or phrases that are confusing, uncomfortable or simply don’t make sense – words that just don’t seem to fit or align within our modern vocabulary and understanding?
This happened to me during a recent reading – for fun, for a change – of Tracy Chevalier’s book The Lady and the Unicorn. As I immersed myself in this book – I stumbled upon a few words that challenged me as I’ve shared above. Although distracting, it was relatively easy, in most cases, to determine (more…)