Anne Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Well, this isn’t foreshadowing of dreary things to come. The book certainly won’t belabour the point for hundreds of pages, either.
Reading Anne Brontë immediately after reading Jane Austen is not the best idea.
Yay for women in STEM!
Tonight I went out for dinner with my parents. It was
freezing chilly in the restaurant, so my dad left his hat on. I remarked that he was wearing it “at a jaunty angle” and he expressed disappointment, saying that he had hoped it was “a rakish angle”.
Then he wasn’t sure why he had that preference, because he doesn’t really know what either word means.
But guess what? I just looked it up online and the definition of rakish is:
having or displaying a dashing, jaunty, or slightly disreputable quality or appearance.
(The definition of “jaunty” has to do with appearing cheerful and self-confident.)
So, good news, Dad! Unless you actually wanted to look disreputable, rakish and jaunty are not so different!