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#1 2005-11-13 02:00:02

Registered: 2005-11-04
Posts: 4

"moors" for "mores"

Context: “she, too, is somewhat trapped by social moors”, when “social mores” appears to be what the author intended.

The imagery here is, I suppose, that of social values and conventions being like a moor that it difficult to navigate. (The match is even closer if you’ve encountered the word only in writing and pronounce it yourself to rhyme with “stores”.)

Last edited by pne (2005-11-13 07:07:55)



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