[Ansteorra] Regalia vs. Insignia
colin at mccr.org
Fri Jan 18 06:32:16 PST 2008
On Friday 18 January 2008, Jay Rudin wrote:
> But I'd rather just call them by a modern word than some cute euphemism
> anyway. If the herald makes the announcement that we need to move our cars
> from the list field, that's a brief modern intrusion. If he instead tells
> us to move our "dragons", then we are reminded of our cars just as strongly
> (or the announcement failed). The intrusion is just as great, with the
> added silly joke to emphasize that it's not real.
I agree. "Dragon" is more jarring than "car".
I prefer the word "vehicle". It properly conveys the message of "what you
rode in to get here" while allowing us to imagine the appropriate
wagon/carriage/whatever fits our persona.
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