[SCA-AE] The use of "Troll"
grm at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Dec 18 15:39:09 EST 2007
--On Tuesday, December 18, 2007 2:14 PM -0500 McAndrew-Schwoegl
<schwoegl at bellatlantic.net> wrote:
> This conversation does tend to resurface every few years.
> While I have no problem with the use of the term Troll.
> I believe that correct term would be:
> n. Chiefly British.
> One in charge of a gate or door.
> [Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Late Latin portarius, from Latin
> porta, gate
> Remus Fletcher
Porter is good. Tolner actually isn't bad (meaning a toll taker), but I
like the word it's a variant on -- toller. Makes a nice rhyme:
A dollar for the toller
(FWIW, I also like the whimsy value of "troll" -- it shakes me up much less
that the ever growing list of -crats)
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