>Not A Coat Of Arms

31 Jul

>It can’t be a coat of arms, ‘cos only the Royal College of Heralds can draw ’em up and U. S. citizens — if found worthy and you do have to be just a teeeeny bit special to rate the honor — can only ever receive an honorary grant, anyway. Plus, the War of the Roses-GI Bill grant of arms my maybe-ancestor got had an expiration date; that naturally-colored rose on a silver background ran out long ago. –But while I’m playin’: Greatly tempted to adopt the motto A Subterranibus Venio, dog Latin for “I came from the basement.” Where all the kewl toys are!


13 Responses to “>Not A Coat Of Arms”

  1. Jeffro 31 July 2010 at 7:55 am #


  2. Joseph 31 July 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    >I love it!WV: Tinkersi.

  3. Nathan 31 July 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    >Looks great, your ladyship!

  4. D.W. Drang 31 July 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    >Workin' on mine: A crowned cat–familiar spirit of the Roman Goddess Libertas–and a caltrop. Motto Evado Meus Grasmen sorta translates as "Get off my lawn!"

  5. Joseph 31 July 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    >Shall we now address thee as Lady X? It does have quite a ring to it…

  6. Anonymous 1 August 2010 at 6:39 am #

    >Rose Hulman has a coat of arms?Funny, I thought a slide rule would be involved somehow.Shootin' Buddy

  7. Justthisguy 1 August 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    >I like the crest and the motto, but, what, no supporters?Oh, having just read all of the previous comments, I think you need to have some graphic representation of Shootin' Buddy being trampled by a large fierce beast. F'n damyankees!

  8. Roberta X 1 August 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    >What if we had Shootin' Buddy and a large, fierce beast as the supporters? He can be brandishing a broken gun, or more likely, discarding it for his backup — "two is one and one is none" is his byword.

  9. Roberta X 1 August 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    >And, BTW, I am entirely sure RHIT has a coat of arms; how could they not?

  10. Charles Pergiel 2 August 2010 at 11:05 am #

    >A slug?! At the very top!?! I'm not sure I approve. I know there is a college in California that has a slug for a mascot, but that's in California. Slugs are prevalent around here. Doesn't mean I like them. How about something else, like a pencil maybe?

  11. Roberta X 2 August 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    >Or a pen? –I was giving serious thought to crossed lightning bolt and pen behind the gear.As for the slug, that is no ordinary slug, Sir; it is the Great Gray Slug, a/k/a the European Leopard Slug. At least thrice as fast as the vegan Banana Slug and around about the same size, a pair of these clever (for slugs) carnivores have taken up residence in my back yard.Scroll back for photos.

  12. Justthisguy 3 August 2010 at 1:17 am #

    >Yep, Roberta, Shootin' Buddy on one side, and a Wookiee on the other, and yer ready to send it to Garter King of Arms for approval!

  13. Justthisguy 3 August 2010 at 1:20 am #

    >P.s. How do you say "gear" in heraldic language?WV: scesitur. Obviously, that's how you say "gear" in Heraldic.

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