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Re: Other 12th night events

Poster: Caitlin Cheannlaidir <caitlin@phosphor-ink.com>

Michael Limner wrote:

>>I have no idea, but it is probably related to the same mental state thats
>>causes people to say 'feastocrat' instead of 'cook'.

Nah, it's just in-group slang.  All the best subcultures have it.  It's one
of the primary ways of defining "us" vs. "them" (and it includes, as a
standard feature, more or less derogatory terms for the great group of
"thems" out there.  That's as in "us" and "the mundanes," folks.)

Has there ever been a subculture without its own jargon?  Dunno.  But the
jargon serves its purpose regardless of whether or to what degree it
correlates with "period" terminology.

--Caitlin Cheannlaidir

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