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Re: SURVEY: Scariest Short Sentences in Your ConLangs

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Thursday, September 1, 2005, 9:54
staving Remi Villatel:

>>Like "sending to Coventry". > >Maybe... I don't know... All I know is that Coventry is a city of England. >If I dig deeper in my memory, it gets on the tip of its tongue that it may >be related to some royal jail.
During the English Civil War, the Parliamentarians used Coventry as a place of internal exile for Royalist prisoners. Since the people of Coventry sided very strongly with the Roundheads, the prisoners were shunned by the local population. Pete