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11thC wimple

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:33 pm
by loubee
i poasted this in buy and sell and was kindly recomended to poast hear so hear gose agane.im looking for a 11th century wimple or some advice on making one . so id be grate full if any one could contact me.

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:36 pm
by Brother Ranulf
Not sure that "wimple" and "11th century" go together, it's a heafodhrægl in Old English, I guess headrail in modern.

I would try the Regia Anglorum site, they have a great deal of useful info on that period:

http://www.regia.org/listings.htm

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:42 am
by Tuppence
that's a bit picky, isn't it?

'wimple' is a clear enough word that you knew what was menat by it, as did I, so what's the point in being semantically pedantic?


anyway. pm me for any help you need.

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:41 pm
by loubee
[quote="Brother Ranulf"]Not sure that "wimple" and "11th century" go together, it's a heafodhrægl in Old English, I guess headrail in modern.

opss not 11th C met 1100/1200 i get my centrys mixed.

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:03 am
by frances
And there I was thinking that being picky is what we do best here (e-giggle)

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:40 am
by lucy the tudor
To join in the pickiness...Brother Ranulph, you recommend the Regia site, where they use the word wimple in their description. :wink:
Lucy

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:26 pm
by Tuppence
And there I was thinking that being picky is what we do best here (e-giggle)
fair point

:lol:

just irritates me when people try to ascribe specific words in that way, when it's completely unnecesary in terms of conveying meaning.

one of the reasons research into padding (for eg) is so difficult is that the victorians tried to do just that, so now there's all this needless confusion

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:11 pm
by GOK
lucy the tudor wrote:To join in the pickiness...Brother Ranulph, you recommend the Regia site, where they use the word wimple in their description. :wink:
Lucy

**snerkle!** :lol:
Tuppence wrote:
just irritates me when people try to ascribe specific words in that way, when it's completely unnecesary in terms of conveying meaning.
Agreed - it's pretty obvious what Loubee was referring to.

Do people do this kind of thing to demonstrate their perceived superior knowledge? To make the other feel stupid? Out of an overblown sense of, "I must educate you thickies"? Or is is it that they simply wish to help but don't realise that they come across as sounding completely tactless and boorish?

:?

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:11 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
You are all thickets.

If it is a fabric headcovering it is a HEADSCARF. Mrs Queen wears one. That is all anyone needs to know becuase I DO know everything and have a Brownie badge to prove it.

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:35 pm
by Nigel
Alice the Huswyf wrote:You are all thickets.

If it is a fabric headcovering it is a HEADSCARF. Mrs Queen wears one. That is all anyone needs to know becuase I DO know everything and have a Brownie badge to prove it.
Looks like somebody's beenat the Pepsi :D

Tuppence has just disolved into laughter trying to work out which badge

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:54 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
Field cookery in a Spartan stylee, grade 8 (with laurels). And bar.

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:03 am
by Tuppence
see i was useless, I only got my hostess badge for making bad tea & coffee at coffee mornings....

nearly got my venture badge, but hey ho...

Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:12 pm
by loubee
Brother Ranulf wrote:Not sure that "wimple" and "11th century" go together, it's a heafodhrægl in Old English, I guess headrail in modern.

I would try the Regia Anglorum site, they have a great deal of useful info on that period:

http://www.regia.org/listings.htm
just like to also be picky to add to this yes i got the time line rong but im a Norman rnactor so by the dates im renacting posibly be using a mixture of both norman and anglo so im gesing that that would also be incorect i cant say im right but thair certanly seembs to be intrgrathion of norman and frence taking morden words and words uesd at that time