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MR-Banter: Lingua in Gena

Lord Alfredo writes:

> I believe that "gentle" comes from the Latin "gentilis", which meant
> "kinsman", while "genitalia" is the plural of "genitalis", which meant
> "fruitful" or "generative".  Therefore, I agree that the above-cited
> greeting is not appropriate for addressing all members of Society,
> but I think it might possibly be correct for addressing all the
> denizens of the Shire of Stierbach.
Personally, I tend to use Stierbacher for the singular and Stierbachie 
for the plural.  You may, of course, refer to us as you wish, but this 
can a vary dangerous practice.  I suggest, for safety sake, you simply 
use "My Lords and Ladies of Stierbach"  ;-)

Leifr Johansson
Seneschal of the (taxed but still only) Shire of Stierbach
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