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    suburban

    “Betrothal” sounds less suburban.

    Hello, I wonder in the given sentence, "suburban" means "old-fashioned", thanks

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    Re: suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    “Betrothal” sounds less suburban.

    Hello, I wonder in the given sentence, "suburban" means "old-fashioned", thanks
    No, it doesn't, it means more or less the opposite.

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    Re: suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    No, it doesn't, it means more or less the opposite.
    Does it mean that, at least by British people, people from suburbs are regarded as more modern than others? As far as concerned, being modern may easierly be associated with the people from city centers.

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    Re: suburban

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Does it mean that, at least by British people, people from suburbs are regarded as more modern than others? As far as concerned, being modern may easierly be associated with the people from city centers.
    Not exactly, it is more that people in the suburbs are perhaps considered, (rightly or wrongly), to be more prosaic, less likely to use a rich vocabulary

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