[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 20:46:23 BST 2019


On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 3:20 PM Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

> Nowadays we can choose different clothing styles without showing that we
> don’t belong to the elite class.  And it’s more accepted.
>

And there are no sumptuary laws.  In some places/times it was illegal to
wear costly clothing that was "beyond one's station".  Imagine being
prohibited from wearing a tuxedo or evening gown because you weren't
high-status enough!

Matt "division between law and custom is quite important" G.


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