Category Archives: El Lexhatx

Will Talossa switch to the metric system (again?)

MC-elect Ian Plätschisch has proposed a bill to repeal Title F, section 29 of el Lexhatx, which makes the “American or English” systems of weights and measures the official system of the Kingdom. Plätschisch proposes instead to switch to the Metric system, as “the whole world uses the Metric system for the exception of the USA, Liberia, and Myanmar”, and it is in his opinion easier to use. He would however keep the Farenheit system of temprature as it “has a larger range of values that describe temperatures experienced in everyday life”.

Fellow MC-elect A. Davinescu reminded Plätschisch that this “would be the fifth change back and forth” (A. Davinescu, MC-elect). Endorsing the change, Senator M. Schivâ commented in response “how many times did we endorse and disavow Gloria Estefan?”.

Plätschisch recommended viewing the YouTube video “Are Imperial Measurements outdated?” for further information on this historically ambivalent topic. Interestingly, the current law has a slight ambiguity, as the Imperial system in use in the UK and the Us customary weights measures are very similar but not exactly the same.

St Aaron’s Day Extraordinary Honours, 2014/xxxv

as from the Royal Talossan College of Arms
Abbavilla, Atatürk
22 June 2014, XXXV

We, JOHN by the Grace God King of Talossa and of all its Realms and Regions, King of Cézembre, Sovereign Lord and Protector of Pengöpäts and the New Falklands, Defender of the Faith, Leader of the Armed Forces, Viceroy of Hoxha and Vicar of Atatürk, to Our Kingdom, all Dukes, Counts, Barons, Justices, Knights, Jesters, Citizens and Cestours, and free men, as all Our officers, servants, and subjects whomsoever to whom these presents shall come, Greetings.

WHEREAS, Alexandreu Davinescu has been a citizen of Our Kingdom of Talossa for more than eight years, to be exact since 9 June 2006; and

WHEREAS, Alexandreu Davinescu has served Our Kingdom, and Our Province of Maritiimi-Maxhestic, in a great many elected offices, notably in one quite successful term as Our Seneschal, and also as Senator, as Distain, as Minister of Stuff, as Member of the Cosa, and I’m sure in a great many other offices and capacities that I’ve forgotten; and

WHEREAS, he has been at the forefront of the effort not merely to reestablish Talossan journalism, but to take it to higher levels than it ever before achieved; and

WHEREAS, he is learned in the law, a Member of the Royal Talossan Bar, and the author of a useful book about the law; and

WHEREAS, he has assisted in formulating a great deal of legislation, most especially of El Lexhatx of which he is the principal compiler and organizer; and

WHEREAS, he has frequently provided invaluable advice (often sub rosa) to the Seneschal and other high dignitaries, including Us, on at least one notable occasion restraining Us from really putting Our foot Royal right in it; and

WHEREAS, his participation on Wittenberg has been for many years constant and of great value;

THEREFORE, for these, and for about twenty other reasons, We declare Alexandreu Davinescu to be an all-around GREAT Talossan; and

THEREFORE, We, being satisfied with the abilities and character of Alexandreu Davinescu, and approving the character of Davinescu, are graciously pleased to condescend thereto. And it is Our will and pleasure and We do hereby admit Sir Alexandreu into the Order of Knighthood The Order of the Nation. So say We, John, by the Grace of God King of Talossa and of all its Realms and Regions, King of Cézembre, Sovereign Lord and Protector of Pengöpäts and the New Falklands, Defender of the Faith, Leader of the Armed Forces, Viceroy of Hoxha and Vicar of Atatürk, to Our Kingdom.

Given under Our hand Royal at Our residence in the city of Centennial in Colorado, on the Feast of Saint Aaron, Abbot of Cézembre, this being the twenty-second day of June in the year of salvation 2014, of the independence of Talossa the thirty-fifth, and of Our reign the eighth.

—John Regeu