shufffle and sultry

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Since her mother left, Evelin's preteen shuffle has given way to a sultry stroll. Those swaying hips unsettle her grandmother.

What does "shuffle" means?

Shuffle: To slide (the feet) along the floor or ground while walking?

And what does "sultry" mean?

Sultry: Sensual; voluptuous?

Her preteen shuffle has given way to a sensual stroll?
 

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She has lost her innocent walk and started walking in a sexier manner.;-)
 

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Is it just depicting how the way of her walking changed?
 

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NewHope said:
Is it just depicting how the way of her walking changed?

Yes, and more. From shyness (i.e., preteen shuffle/pre-puberty stage) to confidence (i.e., sultry stroll/puberty stage).

shuffle and stroll describe ways of walking. When one shuffles their feet, they are said to be shy; when one strolls, they are said to be confident. :D
 

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FRC, it's a good point, though. :D What about rephrasing it? Maybe, :D

If a person shuffles their feet, it doesn't necessarily mean that person is shy. It could have to do with physical factors, such as a bad back or the type of shoes the person is wearing (e.g., thonged sandles, slippers).


By the way, I can relate. I live in Japan and slippers are the norm at home and at the office, especially if you are a guest. I've never been able to walk in guest slippers, especially the pleather ones (i.e., plastic-leather, fake leather). My feet slip and slide; I always seem to lose one or half-step out of the other. (There's just no toe-grip in slippers or maybe it's just me that hasn't yet figured out the Art of the toe-grip.) The best I can do to keep the pleather skippers on my feet is to shuffle from one business meeting to another. It slows me down, a lot, but I get there just the same. :lol:
 

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Oh, sorry about that, I didn't mean it. Some Europeans certainly make things that look bad in Asia (or any part of the world), too. Let's delete that offensive comment then.

FRC
 

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Casiopea's reply is very cool. :)
 

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When you've taken as much bashing as the French recently, political correctness looks like a pretty abstract notion. That was a dumb post that could offend people, but let's keep using "human dignity" for more serious business.

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Hi Francois,

You've completely confused me (I don't mean your language confused me).
It seems that is OT?
 

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Francois said:
When you've taken as much bashing as the French recently, political correctness looks like a pretty abstract notion. That was a dumb post that could offend people, but let's keep using "human dignity" for more serious business.

FRC

It wasn't a "dumb post"; it just needed rewording so as to express the point without offending anyone. :wink: Sometimes, I say "dumb" things. We all do. If we didn't, we'd be suspect! We're only human. :D

Oh, I'm no stranger to 'bashing'. :oops: I'm a French Canadian who grew up in English Canada, and now, in Asia, I'm considered an English Westerner--a foreigner. I'm "placed" (i.e., labeled) yet displaced (i.e., no country to call home). :cry:
 
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