Urban fantasy(was Charles DeLint (OT))

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Apr 8 20:16:11 EDT 2001


On Sun, 8 Apr 2001 liril at gmx.net wrote:

> I found it interesting to read about the connotations of "urban" as
> I have encountered this word in different contexts, but with
> positive connotations:
> 
> In a text about a scientific book, a praise of this book in fact,
> about the author's style: she writes "urban prose".  I have to
> confess I thought that was funny, because I imagined there would
> have to be "rural prose" as well, and what that would be like...
> 
> And (in German, where the word urban is rather uncommon, but
> understandable) a politician was characterised as "urban woman". 
> 
> I somehow believe urban is "posh" for "cool" in these sentences... 

I think the word there should not be "urban", but "urbane", which
means "suave; elegant and refined in manner".


Paul
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"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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