[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar

Mieke mvanspanje at home.nl
Tue Aug 6 21:21:29 BST 2019



----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Half of what we call madness is just some poor slob dealing with pain by a strategy that annoys the people around him - Lois McMaster Bujold



>   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!
> 


> That is interesting. Do you have any examples?
I know of societys or times that it was ‘not done’. But actually prohibited...?
Mieke


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