[Northkeep] northern region characteristics continued

Ld.blackmoon ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Sun Apr 24 20:28:42 PDT 2011


lol, why does it always sound better when you say it , than when I say it ?? 
= )

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From: "Jennifer Carlson" <talana1 at hotmail.com>
To: "northkeep lists.ansteorra.org" <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2011 10:05 PM
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] northern region characteristics continued

> Lady Franziska proposed that "stubborn" is a Northern virtue, and I'm 
> inclined to agree.  Some might think "stubborn" isn't anything to be proud 
> of, but the quality of stubbornness as a virture is revealed in the word's 
> synonyms:
> Intractible - that's just a word used to criticize the virtue in question; 
> it correctly means "difficult to mold or manipulate"
> Unyielding - only when we know we're in the right
> Impenetrable - those not from the North might think us so, but once they 
> get to know us, not so much.  If you're talking about a defensive line on 
> the battlefield, then absolutely.
> Stony - generally means "lacking sympathy", but can also mean "to stiffen" 
> (old Danish), as in being strong at need
> Obstinate - a word generally applied to mules, but also means "dogged", 
> and "pertinaceous" (a quality of perserverence that may be vexatious to 
> those on the receiving end of it)
> Persevering - we will not be dissuaded from a course of action once we set 
> upon it no matter the obstacles
> Persistent - like "persevering" but indicating we might be just a *touch* 
> pushy in getting there
> Constant - in faith to oath, lord, spouse, or a cause, we do not change
> Steadfast - the Old English equivalent of "constant"
> Unremitting - we don't give up
> Unwavering - we don't step aside or step back
> Unfaltering - we don't stumble
> Unswerving - we don't stray from the path
> Unflinching - we'll take the blow
> Unflagging - stamina: we have it
> Indefatigable - go ahead, sick the dogs on us: we'll outlast them
> Indomitable - we won't be beaten down
> Relentless - once we start, we don't stop till it's finished
> Undaunted - obstacles do not discourage us
> Resolute - if we say we're going to do it, it will get done
> Immovable - this place is ours, and we're here to stay
> Hard mouthed - it's a less pretty way of saying we can set our jaw with 
> the best of them
> Indocile - sheep we are not
> Reca(l)citrant - it meant "kicking back" before it meant "obstinately 
> resisting"
> Irrepressible - you cannot beat us down
> Stiff-necked - a Biblical term meaning an ox that wanted to go its own 
> way, not liking the poke in the legs of the plowman's goad
> Tenacious - like a gila monster
> Tough - obvious
> In servicio,
> Talana
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