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1686 - Dashing
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Word usage. I notice that the obituary headline for Louis Jourdan refers to him as the "dashing" star of GIGI. Have you noticed that the word "dashing" has totally died over the years? We would never call a current star "dashing." We use the word for stars who were in their primes in the fifties and earlier. Like Jourdan, or Douglas Fairbanks, or Clark Gable. You know the type. Even what's his name, the current Bond, isn't really dashing, though the young Connery was. It got harder and harder to find an actor for the Bond role, so they gave up looking for dashingness, though it is a sweet word.

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