ANST - Scarves (was Barcoding)

Chris and Elisabeth Zakes moondrgn at
Wed Aug 6 04:58:36 PDT 1997

At 09:31 AM 8/5/97 -0700, you wrote:
>Tivar commented on my use of "Dons of Fence".  Well, "Companions
>of the Order of White Scarf of [Ansteorra|...]" is a bit long,
>though accurate, and calling them "the Dons" is an abomination
>of grammar as much as calling the knights "the Sirs" or the dukes/
>duchesses "the Graces".  I'l avoid DoF, tho, as a furrin term.
>Daniel de Lincoln

Alternatively, you could say "the Scarves". 

I've also run across the term "the Dons" used by Englishmen referring to
Spaniards. I *think* that was in the 6-part "Elizabeth R" mini-series on
TV, so I don't know if the usage is historically accurate, or just literary

	-Tivar Moondragon


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