[Ads-l] "sellsword", mercenary

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 22 08:54:09 EST 2018


They don't, but I pointed out I saw it in the wild, ie, in an article that
had nothing to do with swords or fantasy.

On Thu, Nov 22, 2018, 1:27 AM Dave Hause <dwhause at cablemo.net wrote:

> If it's new to you, it's because your tastes don't run to "sword &
> sorcery"
> fantasy.
> Dave Hause
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Goncharoff
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5:21 PM
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: "sellsword", mercenary
>
> I just came across this word in the wild. I was reading a WSJ article from
> Tuesday about chess players changing allegiance:
>
> "Critics say the knights of American chess are nothing but sellswords."
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