[Ansteorra] Regalia vs. Insignia
rudin at ev1.net
Fri Jan 18 09:59:21 PST 2008
Colin MacNachtan wrote:
> I agree. "Dragon" is more jarring than "car".
> I prefer the word "vehicle". It properly conveys the message of "what
> rode in to get here" while allowing us to imagine the appropriate
> wagon/carriage/whatever fits our persona.
Yup. The word "vehicle" now means any wheeled conveyance, period or
modern. The only problem is that it isn't a period word itself. It's
first documented in the OED from 1612 as a solvent.* It isn't documented
as a wheeled conveyance until 1656.
But of course, we're speaking modern English. As long as you don't tell a
stately and awe-inspiring king that's he's pompous and awful, "vehicle"
makes perfect sense.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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