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Postby Stargzer » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:57 am

KatyBr wrote:
Brazilian dude wrote:As long as it's not on your head.

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I have a very nice point on top of my head.

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Which reminds me of Oblio and Arrow . . .

Sooner or later, everyone has a point . . .
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Postby Brazilian dude » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:42 am

A brimless, limp, conical cap fitting snugly around the head and given to a slave in ancient Rome upon manumission. It was used as a symbol of liberty by the French revolutionaries and was also worn in the United States before 1800.

Manumission, what a nice word. Related to manumit.

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Postby KatyBr » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:31 am

well, I'm NOT a Liberal. "A point in every direction is like having no point at all."
From
The Point by Harry Nilsson

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Postby Garzo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:38 am

The Phrygian cap may have come to symbolize freedom, but it seems that it was the product of the fettered mind -- the ancient Phrygians are said to have practiced head-binding. From early years, an infant's head would be bound by tight strips of cloth to encourage the crown of the head to form into a point (jutting from the top-back of the head). It seems the cap was mean to accentuate this feature.

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Postby KatyBr » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:04 pm

Garzo wrote: head-binding. an infant's head would be bound by tight strips of cloth to encourage the crown of the head to form into a point (jutting from the top-back of the head). It seems the cap was mean to accentuate this feature.

-- Garzo.


Well that puts manumission in a whole new light!

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Postby Stargzer » Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:15 pm

And here all along I thought the Phrygians, along with the Eskimos, were God's Frozen People.
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