[Ansteorra] Car vs Dragon.
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.
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
>> 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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