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Joe Joyce wrote on 2008-03-11 UTC
I would suggest that it was lack of knowledge, at most, not any sort of contempt. Further, I suspect the lack of knowledge might go both ways. It's unfortunately the case that Americans are noted for being unable to speak any 'foreign' language, including their own. This leads to problems that in a better, and better-educated, world, would not occur. For many Americans, a knight is a guy in a tin suit, and a cavalier is a guy in a floppy hat and fancy clothes with a sword, and is far more of the 3 Musketeers era that that of King Arthur or Charlemaigne. It's a romantic image of a fighter, but a different sort than that of the knight. I truly believe Mr Greenwood meant it respectfully, and never the reverse.

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