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    Smile looks like the merchant prince

    Accoutered in a peak-lapelled suit of sumptuous cloth, Valentino CEO Matteo Marzotto looks like the merchant prince he is.
    Hi! I wonder whether 'look like the merchant prince' is derogative or not. Thanks!

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    Default Re: looks like the merchant prince

    Well, I sense irony, some kind of mild sarcasm but I don't believe it carries derogation. I think the author was just being humorous.

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    Smile Re: looks like the merchant prince

    NanetteDee, thank you!

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    Default Re: looks like the merchant prince

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hi! I wonder whether 'look like the merchant prince' is derogative or not.
    I think you mean derogatory.

    (I think a merchant prince would be a fine thing to be.)


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    Smile Re: looks like the merchant prince

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I think you mean derogatory.

    (I think a merchant prince would be a fine thing to be.)

    Hi RonBee,

    Thank you for your help. You're right. I mean derogatory.

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