In my research of your fair land I have come across much more than just language items that interest me, of course. Here's one. This dude really knew how to dress. In those days (as now) General officers (and top naval officers) designed their own uniforms. And I think this dude was one hell of a designer. Is he magnificent-looking, even for that period? I think so. Of course, this is a portrait of one of the most famous British citizens who ever lived, so each and every Brit who comes across this post will reognize this famous face in an instant. But let me challenge my American readers: Who is this incredibly important and famous man? When it is past 2 PM in England, the Brits can comment and set the Americans straight. No googling. If you don't know him, leave it for someone who does, please.
Would you not just DIE for a hat like that? I would wear it. I would wear that sucker right down main street. And I would give a smart salute to all the people who dared to stare at me openly. But that's just me.
[Click here to see the American version of the picture.]