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28 December 2014 @ 01:26 pm
what comes from browsing books I've left in my mother's house  
According to Nicholas Orme in Medieval Children, "faunt" is a medieval word for "infant." Which, it occurs to me, means that Little Lord Fauntleroy is really redundant: it basically boils down to "little lord infant king."

I don't really know what to do with this fact.
melancholy in the rainliseuse on December 28th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
I am really glad that I didn't know that before I read Little Lord Fauntleroy because I would never ever have read it. I mean, it's the impression I was entirely left with, but I would just never have picked it up.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on December 29th, 2014 06:01 am (UTC)
I can totally see that! It's like a double warning about the character!
A.J. Odasso: Candle & Swanajodasso on December 29th, 2014 05:35 am (UTC)
Oh dear.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on December 29th, 2014 06:02 am (UTC)
Exactly! It's just so on-the-nose.