[Ansteorra] Dragons wagons and cars, oh my! (was: Regalia vs. Insignia)
dontivar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 18 11:12:32 PST 2008
At 11:59 AM 1/18/2008, you 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
"Wagon" also works, and it *is* period (albeit late--OED says 1500s.)
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