7997Re: [SCA-JML] help a newbee?
- Jul 2 8:00 AM
> http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/Miscellany/Address.html <--This is a greatI'm curious why it matters what the Laurel College of Arms says the
> site, and I wish we could get it pushed through Laurel. It has a much
> nicer feel to the various honorifics than the current, out of period
'approved' titles are? Around here usage is whatever the expert (read
'local person who does that culture') says it should be. In other words,
folks ask /me/ how they should address me. I also use the more correct
titles from Effingham when speaking to others rather than the ones the
College cobbled together.
Others from similarly 'obscure' cultures do the same with their titles
- the Polish knight uses a polish title instead of 'sir', same with the
German duke, the Norse folks and so forth. Some of the titles used are
from the College lists, but some are not, if a more accurate usage
So, if the College of Arms can't be bothered to get their facts
straight, then in this instance I would suggested that we lead, and the
College can follow...
It is our attitude toward free thought and free expression that will
determine our fate. There must be no limit on the range of temperate
discussion, no limits on thought. No subject must be taboo. No censor
must preside at our assemblies.
William O. Douglas
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