Difference between revisions of "SCAism"

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* A victorian term ''remove'' is really a [[course]].
 
* A victorian term ''remove'' is really a [[course]].
 
* The term ''[[garb]]'' referred to a sheaf of wheat. People [[dress]] in [[clothing]] which may resemble their national [[costume]].
 
* The term ''[[garb]]'' referred to a sheaf of wheat. People [[dress]] in [[clothing]] which may resemble their national [[costume]].
* ''Smalls'' referred in period to undergarments, not [[child]]ren.
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* ''[[Small]]s'' is not teh correct plural form for a period reference to [[child]]ren.
 
* The ''[[Eric rope|Eric]]'' is an SCA word for the [[tourney]] [[field]] derived from an SCA nickname for the border rope.
 
* The ''[[Eric rope|Eric]]'' is an SCA word for the [[tourney]] [[field]] derived from an SCA nickname for the border rope.
 
* The ''[[List]]'', the ''[[List field]]'' and the ''[[Lists Officer|List Officer]]'' are all corruptions of the original word ''[[lists]]'' due to the paperwork of the said officer.
 
* The ''[[List]]'', the ''[[List field]]'' and the ''[[Lists Officer|List Officer]]'' are all corruptions of the original word ''[[lists]]'' due to the paperwork of the said officer.
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* Autocrat: [[Steward]]
 
* Autocrat: [[Steward]]
 
* Feastocrat: Chief [[Cook]]
 
* Feastocrat: Chief [[Cook]]
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* [[Small]]s: children or [[smale]]
* Eric: tourney field or lists
 
* List field: tourney field or lists
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* Eric: tourney field
 
* List field: tourney field
 
* List keeper/officer: lists keeper/officer
 
* List keeper/officer: lists keeper/officer
   

Revision as of 17:12, 27 March 2006

An SCAism is a term that has been coined or adopted by many in the SCA which is considered by some to be inappropriate either because it is a modern term, a constructed term, or a term which doesn't mean what it did in period. Unfortunately it is very hard to get rid of such words.

More authentic versions could be:

  • Autocrat: Steward
  • Feastocrat: Chief Cook
  • Smalls: children or smale
  • Eric: tourney field
  • List field: tourney field
  • List keeper/officer: lists keeper/officer

The word "SCAism" has also been extended to refer to traditions and practices that are particular to the SCA and its Known World, rather than mirroring those that were commonplace in period.

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