April 25th, 2010

lord peter wimsey
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Feature: Honorifics

An honorific, believe it or not, is not a fic written in someone's honor. It's a respectful term of address used for persons of rank. When you're writing in a universe in which people have rank, it helps to know how to describe and address them correctly - and incorrectly!

With examples from Star Wars, Narnia, Tin Man, Horatio Hornblower, quite a lot from the Wimsey mysteries, and one tiny peek at Barchester Towers.

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