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Re: Other 12th night events

Poster: "Rowanwald Central" <rownwald@gte.net>

> >What is the problem that we in the SCA have with the fine old period
> >word "children"?
> As Uncle Justinian of the Speaking Forsoothly class at Pennsic would say:
> "It's because it sounds more forsooth"

   The problem is that there are enough of us who, believe it or not, have
children, work with children, play with children AND who use "smalls" as a
slang/euphenism for undies often enough that undies are what we think of
first - and blushing for unexplained reasons infront of the children is, or
can be, dangerous. I find "smalls" as a substitute word for children
slightly offensive, as it can be belittling to our younger set. I don't use
"have a merry and gay time" anymore, for a different reason, just as I
don't (donning asbestos outerwear) use the word "Witch" around anyone I
don't know well.

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