Duchess of B---
December 24, 2004 6:40 AM Subscribe
I've finally started reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
, and I've come across a passage that reads:
"You will not regret it, my dear sir!" cried Drawlight, "for three weeks ago I chose a set for the Duchess of B—— and she declared the moment she saw it that she never in her life saw anything half so charming!"
I don't know any English teachers, so Ask Metafilter is my best hope: what's the deal with the "Duchess of B——" thing?
posted by schustafa to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite