Names of Characters in Foreign Editions.

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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:46 am

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Cheery wrote:Speaking of the meaning of names: did you know "Detritus" means "rubbish" in latin? :lol:

Poor guy!
It used in English too. :wink:


I would thought it was closer to rubble or wreckage :wink:


I think it can mean any waste or left over material :?:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:57 am

Like all of Terry's troll characters, there's a geological connection. Detritus is usually used as a geological term - but it can also mean waste meterial - in that sense, 'rubbish' would fit. :)
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:06 pm

In the Dutch editions he has a very odd name Gneisbaard. Baard means Beard :?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:43 pm

But Gneiss is a type of rock. :D
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Is it? learnt something new today :P But Detritus doesn't have a beard :? So that's still odd! :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:47 pm

Sjoerd3000 wrote:Is it? learnt something new today :P But Detritus doesn't have a beard :? So that's still odd! :wink:
Show me where, in the text of the books, it says that Detritus doesn't have a beard. :P
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Postby bikkit » Sat Mar 20, 2010 9:31 am

carrot is morkov in russian.
Vimes is vimes
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anga- anguva
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:40 pm

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Sjoerd3000 wrote:Is it? learnt something new today :P But Detritus doesn't have a beard :? So that's still odd! :wink:
Show me where, in the text of the books, it says that Detritus doesn't have a beard. :P


1. Men at Arms cover
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Note that Detritus has no beard :wink:
2. Some picture from Lspace
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No beard again :P
3. Picture from Paul Kidby
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No beard :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:45 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Show me where, in the text of the books, it says that Detritus doesn't have a beard.
That's just artists' representations of what they think a troll looks like. Notice how very different Josh and Paul have drawn their trolls. :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:49 pm

Yes but with no beards :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:31 pm

I always think Paul's trolls are related to Gorillas - or even Orangs (or with that long muzzle-like chin, the Barbary Apes that live on the Rock of Gibraltar :oops: )

It's the long arms of course... :lol:
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Postby Cheery » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:53 pm

I draw them like that. sort of.

And it says in the books that detritus drags his knuckles along the floor, which means long arms. :wink:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:06 pm

That's right Cheery, but I think that physical attribute didn't start until Men At Arms - or maybe Moving Pictures, as that's the first one Detritus had a featured cameo role and first met Ruby of course. The other trolls in that were fairly smart and mostly did stunt work, though Rock and Flint were aspiring to bit parts... :wink:

I think one of the first things that Terry wrote about Detritus and Ruby as a couple was how dopey Detritus was when Ruby said he should be bringing her pretty oo-grah meaning flowers and he obediently went and got her a whole tree though it wasn't completely down to him as oo-grah just means any leafy plant :lol: So the inference of dragging knuckles is there in spirit
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:31 pm

Detrtus was in Guards! Guards! He worked as a 'splatter' (like a bouncer only trolls use more force) in the Mended Drum. Carrot gets into a fight with him. :wink:
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:36 pm

Tonyblack wrote:Detrtus was in Guards! Guards! He worked as a 'splatter' (like a bouncer only trolls use more force) in the Mended Drum. Carrot gets into a fight with him. :wink:


Yes and knocks him out :wink:
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