[Ansteorra] SCA Vocabulary

Elizabeth Blackthorne eblackthorne at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 16:43:44 PST 2007

The reasons I have chosen to remove myself from the debate are because:
1. I see no point in figuring out which terms are right...both will
continue to be used
2. I can't personally see how it truly matters
3. I have made every point I want to make

Someone said in an earlier post something along the lines that their
are 2 types of people ones who want to be accurate and those who want
to be different from the modern world.  This person forgot to mention
the group that just wants to fit in and will use "whatever" terms they
were taught as appropriate.  I don't want that last group to be left
out because they will come with new ideas, later on when they know
more people and feel more comfortable.  That is why we should teach
newcomers both sets of terms so that they know from event to event
what is going on (oops, I am posting on the topic again<grin>).

On Nov 11, 2007 6:13 PM, Susan McMahill <sueorintx at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would ask, how should one respond logically and succinctly to multiple points within a long post if one does not address each point directly. I find it much easier to follow someone's train of thought in regards to points within a post when they do 'dissect' the previous message. There are times when it is a bit tedious, but it is more clear if there are multiple points addressed. Also there is less misunderstanding if the original point and the reply are adjacent. It doesn't always work, but it did this time...IMHO.
> I must say, that in following this topic...which seems to come up at least every six months or so....I haven't really seen any 'badgering.' Discussion and rebuttal make for a lively debate. Argument does not mean a fight. An argument means only one side of a debate or discussion. When one Argues in debate, the courtroom, etc, one does not fight; one presents one's opinion and the reasons for it. It does not mean that the parties involved are 'fighting' nor "not getting along". I know that I have argued a point in person with some of the people on this list and we have never 'not gotten along' over it. We argue our points...sometimes change someone's mind, sometimes not...and go on to talk about something else. Why can't we do the same with email?
> Discussions do get lively once in a while and occasionally (though certainly not very often around here) it does get to the point where a moderator does step in. (and yes there is at least one) I think that all of us who do participate in these discussions need to develop a thicker skin rather than imagine that we are being badgered, chastized, scolded, etc whenever things go a direction with which we aren't completely comfortable. As has been mentioned, this medium is easy to be misunderstood in when it comes to tone. Why don't we all think the best of the posters and give them and what they are saying the benefit of the doubt rather than take offense.
> Now, we have lost a participant in this lively debate and we are the poorer for it. I would ask Elizabeth to continue her participation rather than sit on her hands. I would also suggest that we as individuals read our posts at least once before hitting the 'send' button in order to better see what the eyes of another might behold. I would also suggest that a couple of minutes take place before finishing typing and doing that reading....just a thought, having been one of the misunderstood at least once or twice. If our words are as valuable as we think they are....they are worth waiting a few minutes more for.
> IS,
> Lyneya de Grey
> Well-behaved women rarely make history.

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