I'm about 1/3 of the way through Neal Stephenson's 'Anathem' and so far, I've been able to follow most of his terminology, but one thing sticks out in my mind.
Spoiler'ed for those who haven't read it yet.
At my current point, an Anathem is called, and Fraa Orolo is booted out and forced to go extramuros. What I don't understand is how this is any different from the Voco that went on maybe 20 pages previously. Unfortunately the Fraa's name escapes me, but he was also forcibly kicked out. Yet, everybody seems to think that an Anathem is way worse than a Voco.
Am I interpreting this wrong or missing something?