[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 21:39:30 BST 2019
In the good old days in Japan only samurai were allowed to carry the
katana. Think of it as a badge of rank.
On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:
> 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!
> On Tue, 6 Aug 2019, Mieke wrote:
>> That is interesting. Do you have any examples?
>> I know of societys or times that it was ‘not done’. But actually
> There were numerous sumptuary laws in the Middle Ages into the 18th
> century that forbade exactly that.
> Also in ancient Rome only Senators could wear a purple stripe on their
> Lots more in
> Alayne McGregor
> alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
> "I am not avoiding reality when I read fiction; I am strengthening my
> ability to cope with reality."
> - Roxane Gay, in her introduction to The Best American Short Stories, 2018
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