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  1. Rosemary Hannah says

    Well, who but can agree with the first of these?! Tyburn and all that ….

  2. Are the first and third items related? Never knew presbyterianism was so exciting! 😉

  3. Here is another good one just added today – “Female Hobgoblins”.

    We have female hobgoblins in the Scottish Episcopal Church, don’t we?

  4. Ooh, are they called hobgoblets, or would that just be confusing? 😉

    • That’s a nice idea, Ryan, but I think hobgoblets is always going to be seen as a diminutive and that’s not really very PC these days.

      I believe that the term you may be looking for is hobgoblix.

  5. Surely that works better as a plural? i.e. “the hobgoblet sashayed up the aisle” and “the procession of hobgoblix was most impressive and a fine time was had by all” etc

  6. No Ryan, Hobgoblices, I think is the plural.

  7. Rosemary Hannah says

    Yes, I think it must be hobgoblices. I suspect the delicious form of hobgoblix is only nominative, and vocative. Hobgoblices in surplices.

  8. Are you referring to the front row of the Choir?

  9. I think we will presume that no particular individual members of the faithful are being referred to in this conversation.

    I think it is worth noting that we have discussed matters pertaining to hobgoblins before. When I started this blog, I had no intention to become the leading Anglican site for hobgoblinalia, but so be it. Needs must. That is the way of vocation.

  10. agatha says

    Foul fiends not getting a mention? This is discrimination!

    • Before anyone asks, I think we’ll conclude that no individual members of the faithful are being referred to when we speak of foul fiends too.

      Especially the back row of the choir.

  11. Rosemary Hannah says

    I just got seduced by the wonderful sound, Pam. All that sibilance. I like being a dragon, and I would not at all mind being a hobgoblix, but I draw the line at being a foul fiend.

  12. I would agree that choristers = individuals, however choristers = faithful is a more fuzzy equation. Last week, due to an overprovision of hobgoblices, I found myself in the back row. Oooh I did enjoy being a foul fiend.

  13. @Rosemary – in singing latin one would say hobgoblee-chays. Therefore, surplee-chays. I like this, and will adopt it forthwith.

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