Sunday, September 28, 2008

Helpful Links

Just in case you were wondering what the correct form of address is for the younger son of the Duke of Marlborough....

Guide to British noble titles and the etiquette surrounding them
http://www.chinet.com/~laura/html/titles02.html

Guide to European Imperial, Royal and Noble titles
http://www.heraldica.org/topics/odegard/titlefaq.htm


There's a balance between authenticity and read-ability when dealing with characters' names. Watching Casablanca last night drove me crazy. Humphrey Bogart's character is named Rick Blaine, but in service of the rule of calling your character only one name, the script had everyone calling him Mr. Rick, Monsieur Rick, and Mr. Richard. Annoying, but possibly the origin of a new drinking game...

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