[Ansteorra] Car vs Dragon.

Cisco Cividanes engtrktwo at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 10:30:59 PST 2008

I certainty don't use the word "Dragon" for any official announcements, 
and I usually try not to mentioned even car, or truck while on site (a 
futile effort, I admit) unless I have to.

However... stories like "I remember the night I saw Don Donavon, *four 
sheets to the wind*, riding a dragon around site...." just dont have the 
same effect as "I remember the night I sad Donavin get roaring drunk and 
riding around site in the bed of a friend's Chevy Pickup at two am."

by the way.... no mater how to tell it, the above is a very good, and 
VERY true story. :)

All joking aside, thanks for the details, Robin.

Ivo Blackhawk

Jay Rudin wrote:
> Colin MacNachtan wrote:
>> 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.
> 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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