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 Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?

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PostSubject: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:54 am

"The King Found in the Car Park" may not be the best name for this forum as it's so emotionally charged thanks to the TV documentary and the ongoing debate regarding how and where Richard will ultimately be laid to his [hopefully] final rest.

I've considered "The Greyfriars Warrior," since that's what they called Richard before they knew it was him, but that doesn't indicate where he was found. So if we were to use that, I'm not sure everyone would know it applies to the dig in Leicester/finding the king where they did/et. al.

Sooo, what do you guys think? Leave the name of this forum as it is, or change it to something less emotionally charged?  confused  confused
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PostSubject: Re: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:18 am

Personally I would like "The Greyfriar's Project" best, but I suppose "The King's Grave" better carries the emotional weight it has for so many. On the other hand, it could be confused with the Langley/Jones book.
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PostSubject: Re: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:03 am

Like it or not, The King in the Car Park will be Richard's epithet from now on. Most people understand what it means. We can't change history - he was found under a car park.
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PostSubject: Re: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:09 am

I agree that we should leave the name as is. It covers the skeleton itself, the reconstructed face, the archaeologists and their findings, the reburial controversy (or controversies), the DNA testing, and probably other subtopics that don't immediately come to mind. It certainly beats "Richard's Skeleton" or "Richard's Bones" or "Richard as Archaeological Artifact." (American spelling--I know that the British spelling is "artefact," but it shows up as an error on my spelling checker.)
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PostSubject: Re: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:05 pm

However, "The King Found in the Car Park" sounds clunky imo, as well as making him sound a bit like a lost set of car-keys - "The King in the Car Park" would be better.
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PostSubject: Re: Should We Change the Name of this Particular Forum ("King Found in the Car Park")?   Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:51 pm

Wednesday wrote:
"The King Found in the Car Park" may not be the best name for this forum as it's so emotionally charged thanks to the TV documentary and the ongoing debate regarding how and where Richard will ultimately be laid to his [hopefully] final rest.

Sooo, what do you guys think? Leave the name of this forum as it is, or change it to something less emotionally charged?  confused  confused



Has anyone protested?  It not, I'd say leave it as it is, because it says exactly what it's about.
I don't find it disrespectful.

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