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Rhetorical Company

Postby Arthur Radburn » 02 Oct 2015, 19:30

Found this just now : the arms of the Rhetorical Company (a communications training firm), as granted by Lord Lyon around 2009.

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An unusual design. The symbolism is explained as :

* "Azure" : the clarity of effective message;
* "two barrulets wavy" : the reciprocal use of sound that is the basis of conversation;
* "parted Argent and Or" : "speech is silver, but silence is golden";
* "a human neuron Or" : the storage of memory and its activation that leads to behaviour.

The crest is "the figure of Rhetoric", holding Cicero's De oratore.

The motto means "Believable - open - short".
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Postby Chas Charles-Dunne » 03 Oct 2015, 10:44

And who said that Lord Lyon could not be whimsical?
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Re: Rhetorical Company

Postby Chris Green » 03 Oct 2015, 11:25

Note the use of the sallet to indicate a company/corporation rather than the jousting helm.

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Postby Martin Goldstraw » 03 Oct 2015, 12:00

What is the blazon. When I see arms like this, I often wonder if the blob in base could be accurately reproduced from a blazon.
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Postby Chris Green » 03 Oct 2015, 13:03

Martin Goldstraw wrote:What is the blazon. When I see arms like this, I often wonder if the blob in base could be accurately reproduced from a blazon.


I would guess: Azure a Human Neuron Or, in chief two Barrulets Wavy parted Argent and Or
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Re: Rhetorical Company

Postby Michael F. McCartney » 04 Oct 2015, 08:01

...or possibly a Frayed Nerve Or? ;)
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Re: Rhetorical Company

Postby Mike_Oettle » 04 Oct 2015, 17:00

Mike McCartney wrote: “. . . or possibly a Frayed Nerve Or? ;)

Well put indeed.
It is a pity this image shows the field in such a wishy-washy shade that looks more purpure (or lilac) than azure.
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