I was just reading a book in which the author uses some sort of magical long-distance communication device whose name is pretty much a literal translation of "telephone" in English from the Greek... I know that because I few months ago I thought I'd be smart and find out what that exact definition was in several old languages when I was inventing my own silly fantasy communication device - and was really annoyed to discover I'd almost called the bleedin' things "telephones" Aaanyway, point is, not long later I was chatting to a friend about this story, and he told me he'd probably never read it just because when people re-invent modern technology in a fantasy setting and give it a cute name, it drives him so up the wall with annoyance at how twee it is that he can't bear to look at it any more. Setting aside the fact "telestones" is a pretty lame joke (yes they communicate through lumps of rock), is this a thing that generally repulses people about fantasy? I'm quite worried now... A lot of my non-real-world fantasy is full of these sort of lame puns and re-invented technology. I know it's bad to do a full fantasy setting then use modern technology as shortcuts, by the way. I do work around that so they aren't cheating - and where I do have to rely on the fantasy technology, I made it do a lot more work than a real world thing would do, so it's making things easy, but in an AWESOME way, instead of a "nur I could do that, who needs magic?" ... as an aside but pre-empting one branch of discussion from this.