"Whaddya call this Mass?" runoff poll

Fr Z has had a poll running on the preferred name for the Mass celebrated according to the Liturgical books of 1962 (about which there have been such diverse sensibilities among bishops).

After an initial poll with a number of choices, there is now a shortlist of three:
  • Extraordinary form/use
  • Traditional Latin Mass or TLM
  • Tridentine Mass
Vote for your choice here.

Of those, I'd vote for TLM. But I'm sticking obstinately to "Classical Roman Rite". The word "classical" does not have to refer to the Greek and Roman classics: we speak of "classical music" after all. I'm going with definition 3 of the COD:
"3 a in or following the restrained style of classical antiquity. (cf. ROMANTIC).
b. in or relating to a long-established style."

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