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Re: Other 12th night events
Poster: Caitlin Cheannlaidir <email@example.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.
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