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Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 5:49 PM


This wordround question sounds like a comedy routine. I've read it 28 times and STILL don't know what it's talking about, lol.

Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.
ANSWER - Counterchanged

Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 6:05 PM

ok. Here you go. What it means is gold and blue. "or and azure". A cross on field of blue and gold will be gold on the blue side and blue on the gold side. Probably so that it stands out in contrast. At least that seems to be what they're saying.

Eksimba  (Level: 29.0 - Posts: 155)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 6:08 PM

What she said.

Joelwdonnal  (Level: 121.8 - Posts: 268)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 6:32 PM

Linenlady - aka Diane - you are toooooo smart - that one had me going too - if I had half your brains I could be getting sub 20's on the wordround too. Keep it up!


Tuzilla  (Level: 144.8 - Posts: 3839)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 6:36 PM

My advice is too start drinking heavily.

Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 6:59 PM

Thanks Diane, the or and azure make a little more sense now, though I think I'll take Tuzilla's advice.

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 28th Sep '05 9:35 PM

I believe they are describing a hearaldic device when used as a coat-pf-arms suchas on a knight's shield.

I am currently reading "The Once and Future King" to my son and they are always talking about the shield designs...gules, or, sinister, rampant...if you aren't used to these descriptions it's a lot of gobbledygook!

Oohh - I just got about 5 ideas for new quizzes!!

Groupw  (Level: 144.4 - Posts: 153)
Thu, 29th Sep '05 12:38 AM

I've never read that one, but my favorite King Arthur books are the Warlord trilogy by Bernard Cornwell. Not exactly a kids book, though.
One of these days I'll get around to reading the original Arthur book, Le Morte d'Arthur, if there's a modern translation out there somewhere. I hated trying to muddle through Shakespeare in school. I'm not up for any more Old English punishment if I can avoid it.

Imatfaal  (Level: 96.4 - Posts: 58)
Thu, 29th Sep '05 7:04 AM

Jumping on bandwagon - I just wrote a Heraldic Colour quiz - (in general history section). Might follow up with a devices quiz as well - but I think I may be beaten to it.

Mamacurlyhead  (Level: 77.9 - Posts: 66)
Thu, 29th Sep '05 5:03 PM

I'm drinking with tuzilla - and linenlady I have to agree - you too smart and too fast - wow what a combo

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