An SCAism is a term that has been coined or adopted by many in the SCA which is considered by some to be inappropriate either because it is a modern term, a constructed term, or a term which doesn't mean what it did in period. Unfortunately it is very hard to get rid of such words.
- An autocrat is in charge of an event.
- A feastocrat is in charge of the food at an event.
- A Victorian term remove is really a course.
- The term garb referred to a sheaf of wheat. People dress in clothing which may resemble their national costume.
- Smalls is not the correct plural form for a period reference to children.
- The Eric is an SCA word for the tourney field derived from an SCA nickname for the border rope.
- The List, the List field and the List Officer are all corruptions of the original word lists due to the paperwork of the said officer.
- A rhino or rhino-hider is a fighter who ignores blows.
- A garb nazi is someone overly critical of another's garb.
More authentic versions could be:
- Autocrat: Steward
- Feastocrat: Chief Cook
- Smalls: children or smale
- Eric: tourney field
- List field: tourney field
- List keeper/officer: lists keeper/officer
- www.goldenstag.net - An Unofficial Glossary of Terms As Used in the SCA: This includes general meanings of terms used in the SCA, including the SCAisms.