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