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(College of Arms)   We, Garter, Clarenceux and Norroy & Ulster King of Arms, do rule, ordain and decree as follows. A man who contracts a same-sex marriage may impale the arms of his husband with his own on a shield or banner but should bear his own crest   (college-of-arms.gov.uk) divider line 42
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2014-05-05 09:48:28 AM
Translation: They're cool with it as long as you follow their precise directions of how to mount your prominences. Giggidy.
 
2014-05-05 10:12:02 AM
This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.

But it's awesome that medieval minds are able to adapt to the 21st century. Now we're down to the folk stuck in the Christian dark ages.
 
2014-05-05 10:17:28 AM
Oh god, suddenly I want to rejoin the SCA and see if any gay couples bring this up with the heralds and how much of a hilariously sad pedantic war it would be.
 
2014-05-05 10:33:01 AM

abb3w: This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.


Penned, in part, by a man named "Woodcock".
 
2014-05-05 10:34:57 AM
would someone like to translate that into English? I have a decent vocabulary, but my heraldic terms are a bit weak.
 
2014-05-05 10:53:18 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: abb3w: This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.

Penned, in part, by a man named "Woodcock".


They are fabulous birds
 
2014-05-05 11:08:59 AM

Donnchadha: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: abb3w: This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.

Penned, in part, by a man named "Woodcock".

They are fabulous birds


I prefer boobies, but they are mostly coastal birds, the best way to find them is to go motorboating.
 
2014-05-05 12:04:23 PM
I was never very good at heraldry.

Can someone translate?
 
2014-05-05 01:14:16 PM

meat0918: I was never very good at heraldry.

Can someone translate?


Here is some vocabulary that'll help you parse this:
Dexter: Right side of the arms
Sinister: Left side
Pretence: Small arms inside bigger arms

Dudes still have more rights than women, though. This will not end well.
 
2014-05-05 04:07:19 PM

Tr0mBoNe: meat0918: I was never very good at heraldry.

Can someone translate?

Here is some vocabulary that'll help you parse this:
Dexter: Right side of the arms
Sinister: Left side
Pretence: Small arms inside bigger arms

Dudes still have more rights than women, though. This will not end well.


Impale: To place the arms side-by-side.  Man on the right (dexter) woman on the left (sinister).

This is why they needed a ruling.  Bit fuzzy when you are talking same-sex marriage.  They decided that, for men, you should place your own arms on the right.
 
2014-05-05 05:20:11 PM
GIS for "gay coat of arms"

i.dailymail.co.uk

Balls.
 
2014-05-05 06:06:58 PM
So that, as clear as is the summer's sun.
 
2014-05-05 06:17:16 PM

fusillade762: GIS for "gay coat of arms"

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x766]

Balls.


That's fabulous
 
2014-05-05 06:20:44 PM
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-05 06:27:00 PM

Loucifer: So that, as clear as is the summer's sun.


When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.
 
2014-05-05 06:28:40 PM

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 650x589]


I find it very pleasing that the Heralds have adapted so well to modern society.

And I'm sure that Roderick and Keith approve as well.
 
2014-05-05 06:35:20 PM
aha.elliance.com
 
2014-05-05 06:47:33 PM
Great, now assholes are going to be asking us who's rampant and who's passant.
 
2014-05-05 07:03:19 PM

Tillmaster: I find it very pleasing that the Heralds have adapted so well to modern society.


Of course they have.  There's no way the heralds would pass up selling bogus family crests to gay people.
 
2014-05-05 07:04:40 PM

Bloody William: Oh god, suddenly I want to rejoin the SCA and see if any gay couples bring this up with the heralds and how much of a hilariously sad pedantic war it would be.


I'm still semi-active? (BLACK DIAMOND!)

Mostly because I enjoy the rapier fighting. (Been to busy to do anything for a year, though. =( )

Also, Rapier may finally get a peerage!
 
2014-05-05 07:04:53 PM
I recall this involving shrubbery the last time i heard it.
 
2014-05-05 07:08:13 PM

red5ish: [img.fark.net image 650x589]


I thought this

www.college-of-arms.gov.uk

Was Pratchett's official coat of arms?
 
2014-05-05 07:21:19 PM
As if coats of arms wasn't gay enough.
 
2014-05-05 07:37:29 PM

Tr0mBoNe: meat0918: I was never very good at heraldry.

Can someone translate?

Here is some vocabulary that'll help you parse this:
Dexter: Right side of the arms
Sinister: Left side
Pretence: Small arms inside bigger arms

Dudes still have more rights than women, though. This will not end well.


cdn.fansided.com
 
2014-05-05 07:48:11 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: abb3w: This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.

Penned, in part, by a man named "Woodcock".


by Woodcock, Dickinson, and Bedingfeld.

Was John Thomas Shaftsbury out of the office that day?
 
2014-05-05 07:51:46 PM

Ed Grubermann: Loucifer: So that, as clear as is the summer's sun.

When the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw.


THis is why I love Fark
 
2014-05-05 07:58:14 PM

PFC Obvious: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: abb3w: This heralds a thread full of terrible puns and blazoned with innuendo.

Penned, in part, by a man named "Woodcock".

by Woodcock, Dickinson, and Bedingfeld.

Was John Thomas Shaftsbury out of the office that day?


Isn't he the Earl of Trousersnake-on-Slapbottom?
 
2014-05-05 08:13:58 PM

wellreadneck: Great, now assholes are going to be asking us who's rampant and who's passant.


I believe voyeurs are still considered regardant.
 
2014-05-05 08:17:55 PM

red5ish:


You know you need living hippos and morporks to make those.can't just imagine them up.
 
2014-05-05 08:32:24 PM
Relevant to their interests
 
2014-05-05 08:41:24 PM

theorellior: wellreadneck: Great, now assholes are going to be asking us who's rampant and who's passant.

I believe voyeurs are still considered regardant.


Hopefully someone will come out with some sort of a reference like they did with the hanky code.
 
2014-05-05 08:44:32 PM
Well.  I'm glad that's finally settled.

Actually though, it's kinda cool.  If traditions going back a millennium or so can be adjusted to handle this, there's just no farking reason anymore for anybody else to stay bent out of shape.
 
2014-05-05 09:02:13 PM
Meh.  It was the same rulings, ordinations and decrees that allowed Queen Mary to hunt down and burn the gayness out of the last attempt to liberalize the rules.   "He whoeth bear the arms of another man unencumbered by female companionship shall face the test of fire until encumberence is established forthwith."
 
2014-05-05 09:07:27 PM
A man who contracts a same-sex marriage may impale the arms of his husband with his own on a shield or banner but should bear his own crest

you contract same sex marriage?
 
2014-05-05 09:23:46 PM

pueblonative: A man who contracts a same-sex marriage may impale the arms of his husband with his own on a shield or banner but should bear his own crest

you contract same sex marriage?


Only in the sense that marriage is a contract. They verbed the noun.
 
2014-05-05 10:47:34 PM
Let me give it a clear translation:

British Heraldry experts - people who work to meticulously control family lineages going back 40 generations - are less afraid of change then American conservatives.
 
2014-05-05 10:49:06 PM

pueblonative: A man who contracts a same-sex marriage may impale the arms of his husband with his own on a shield or banner but should bear his own crest

you contract same sex marriage?


You contract all marriage, it's a marriage contract, it's what you sign at the JP's office or at the altar.
 
2014-05-05 10:59:51 PM

saintstryfe: pueblonative: A man who contracts a same-sex marriage may impale the arms of his husband with his own on a shield or banner but should bear his own crest

you contract same sex marriage?

You contract all marriage, it's a marriage contract, it's what you sign at the JP's office or at the altar.


Depends on jurisdiction apparently.  Not a contract hear.  A union or covenant depending on choice.
 
2014-05-05 11:10:47 PM
All I can hope for is that one day a queen will marry another queen so I can fantasize about a royal tribbing.
 
2014-05-05 11:15:48 PM
Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.
 
2014-05-05 11:21:02 PM

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.


But now if they decide to marry other strange women, we'll know how to handle it.
 
2014-05-05 11:32:06 PM

Felgraf: red5ish: [img.fark.net image 650x589]

I thought this

[www.college-of-arms.gov.uk image 205x289]

Was Pratchett's official coat of arms?


That's Pratchett's coat of arms. red5ish was kind enough to post Ankh-Morpork's official coat of arms.
 
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