As do lots of people. And lots of people liked "dragon" for car, "small"
for child and "farspeaker" for telephone. People in other kingdoms still use
"eric" for list field.
Autocrat is a perfectly period word, but NOT in the way we use it. Should
we not try and use terms that are closer to what our period contemporaries might
have used? I am firmly in the "gate" over "troll" camp (which is why I made the
sign for coronation), and I don't like using <job description here>-o-crat
But to prove I am not completely above hypocrisy, I still favor "mundane"
over "modern", despite the BoD's wishes.