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Heraldic Crocodonk

a new heraldic beast
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This unexpectedly scaley and toothey eeyore represents the virtues of reptilian patience and asinine perseverance.

In no way attractive, it is yet somehow compelling. Usually shown couchant and regardant, sardonically.

pertinax, Mar 04 2018

Closest I could find. https://www.terrath...-found-in-thailand/
[doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2018]

Heraldry terms, a glossary https://www.heralds...parker/Jpglossa.htm
Starting with A [Ian Tindale, Mar 05 2018]

Perth half-con It_20might_20concei...y_20happen_2e_2e_2e
[pertinax, Mar 05 2018, last modified Mar 14 2018]


       Drawing or it doesn't exist.
doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2018

       // toothey //   

       "toothy", shirley ?
8th of 7, Mar 04 2018

       Would it not be better shown passant guardant or salient to show off its teeth?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 04 2018

       Re link: I think the only thing "mysterious" is how these people figured out how to use a camera.
doctorremulac3, Mar 04 2018

       It should be acorned, I suggest.
Ian Tindale, Mar 04 2018

       I read a bit about heraldry a decade or more ago, and although had never experienced the world of heraldry apart from seeing a few coats of arms here and there in books when growing up, I must admit I found it quite intriguing and rather compelling. Not so compelling that I remember any of it, but it wasn’t boring or repulsive, quite the opposite.   

       Since this idea appeared, I looked up on the internet, using a find motor, the term “heraldry terms” and found a far too intriguing and far too overloaded site full of the stuff. Ridiculous amounts of it.   

       A few months ago, in conversation with some other people, I wondered why oblong is the sort of cheaper less- respected alternative to rectangle. We looked it up. It isn’t even an alternative to rectangle at all, it has its roots in the shapes of leaves of trees. Oblong and oblate are descriptions of leaf shapes, along with a few pages of other words describing leaf shapes. I thought at the time that we must have had an extensive vocabulary for leaves because they were probably a prominent feature of life at the time.   

       It occurs to me that heraldic terminology is related in that you need a wide and fine-grained vocabulary to conceive of and manipulate concepts about a topic. These are not really prominent features of today’s life, but stupid JavaScript and data centre terminology is everywhere, just as leaves were back then (well, they still are, admittedly).   

       One thing, though.   

       We have next to no vocabulary for faces – what little we do have is extremely blunt and simplified, lacking in every way. And yet we see faces all the time, every day. I’m puzzled at this.
Ian Tindale, Mar 05 2018

       // And yet we see faces all the time, every day. //   

       Sp. "faeces".   

       // I’m puzzled at this. //   

       You shouldn't be. Politicians love publicity.
8th of 7, Mar 05 2018

       Re ‘toothey’ or ‘toothy’. Perhaps [pertinax] and I should arrange a West Australian Half-Con where we can drink Toohey’s and discuss this important matter.
AusCan531, Mar 05 2018

       Fine, but just keep a wary eye out for Drop Bears ...
8th of 7, Mar 05 2018

       I shall pretend that the 'e' of toothey was put there on purpose, to make the word more sympathetic with its neighbours.
pertinax, Mar 05 2018

       Re. West Australian half-con, let's carry on that conversation at {link}.
pertinax, Mar 05 2018

       Replaced that link with one that isn't broken yet ...
pertinax, Mar 14 2018


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