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Re: Other 12th night events

Poster: "Brett W. McCoy" <bmccoy@lan2wan.com>

On Thu, 19 Nov 1998, Eli White wrote:

> Basicaly as other people have said ... It is a way to sound like we are
> talking differently than we normally do.  To bring us into the frame of
> mind of the middle ages.  'Lets go get the children' doesn't sound
> different than normal speaking.  However:  "Let us gather the smalls", has
> the nice 'ring' to it that makes us think medieval, even if it isn't.

To my ears, using the word "children" sounds more medieval than "smalls".
Using the word "smalls" sounds more like slang, like the British word

Istvan Dragosani
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