... people will put just about anything on a shield shape and believe that somehow that makes it "heraldry."
I ran across this on one of the daily tee shirt websites late last week:
Each panel had its ancient crest
And motto done in Latin –
And ladies, old and young, were dressed
In costly silk or satin.
The confidence of one I gained
By regular approaches –
“These arms and mottoes,” she explained,
“Are purchased with the coaches.”
“Modern Heraldry,” Boston Daily Advertiser, Sept. 22, 1859