[LMB] Language drift on Barrayar

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Tue Aug 6 23:47:16 BST 2019


Lands echo mercenaries also did so.  They were exempt from the laws, and
nobody wanted to get in their faces about it

On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> wrote:

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> > On Aug 6, 2019, at 2:21 PM, Mieke <mvanspanje at home.nl> 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!
> >>
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> >
> >> That is interesting. Do you have any examples?
> > I know of societys or times that it was ‘not done’. But actually
> prohibited...?
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> The reason we have the image of pirates wearing all of the colorful
> clothing is because they could!    They didn’t care about sumptuary laws.
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