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    Limp vs voice with swagger

    It is difficult to understand the connection between limping and characteristics of the voice.

    "He might have a limp, but his voice had an irritating swagger to it."
    Thank you in advance for explanation.

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    Re: Limp vs voice with swagger

    Some imagine that a person who has a limp are weak in other respects. Those who think like that might imagine that a person with a limp would speak in a weak manner.
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    Re: Limp vs voice with swagger

    Also, to walk with a swagger is almost the opposite of anything weak. It is a strong, self-confident, self-assured, possibly even smug and arrogant way of walking. A person with a very pronounced limp is probably unable to walk with a swagger so the writer is almost saying that the lack of swagger in his walk is made up for by the (metaphorical) swagger in his speech.
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