I'm doing some proofreading for a client's post about sequins (she's a fashion blogger). The first line starts, "'Tis the season to be... sequin." Is this correct? My gut says it should be "sequined or sequinned." Any insight would be appreciated! Thanks!
I'm sorry that I've been unable to respond to your post. I've been under the weather.
I think that your client was attempting to be clever by using the semi-assonant rhyme combination of "season" and "sequin". It doesn't work for me, at least out of context. I agree with your preference of "sequined" or "sequinned" (both spellings are accepted).
I'm curious though. Was there a precedent or subsequent line that ended in a word that was supposed to rhyme with "sequin"?
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A very new year to you.