The meaning of the Discworld names

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Postby Foul Ole Ron's Smell » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:18 pm

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So true. :) But wasn't it Stanley who killed the assassin in GP when he, to put it mildly, got mad? ;)


Nope. Wasn't him who finished him off. He got a good 'un in, tho'! :)


He got what? ;)
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Postby Foul Ole Ron's Smell » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:22 pm

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raisindot wrote:Always wondered where the name "Moist Von Lipwig" was a play on Ludwig Von Beethoven.


I thought he had a wet false beard.


Even if he didn't it seems to reflect his characteristics, I mean the tendency to disguise.
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Postby Archaeologist » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:02 am

I never realised Llamedos was 'sod em all' backwards. It sounds so pretty!
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:11 am

Archaeologist wrote:I never realised Llamedos was 'sod em all' backwards. It sounds so pretty!
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:15 am

Wasn't Anathama <?sp> Device in Good Omens?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:19 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:Wasn't Anathama <?sp> Device in Good Omens?
Yes! :)
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Postby Alrik Fassbauer » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:15 pm

Archaeologist wrote:I never realised Llamedos was 'sod em all' backwards. It sounds so pretty!


To me, this was rather a reference to the Llamas of Monty Python ... And yes, Sto Lat actually exists : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto_lat

Until I found that out, the name "Sto Lat" had no meaning to me.
Something like "stoic lait", perhaps ? ;) :lol:
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Postby Foul Ole Ron's Smell » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:45 pm

Alrik Fassbauer wrote:
Archaeologist wrote:I never realised Llamedos was 'sod em all' backwards. It sounds so pretty!


To me, this was rather a reference to the Llamas of Monty Python ... And yes, Sto Lat actually exists : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sto_lat

Until I found that out, the name "Sto Lat" had no meaning to me.
Something like "stoic lait", perhaps ? ;) :lol:


Of course it does. I sang it, like, hundreds of times. :)
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Postby Archaeologist » Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:07 am

'Sto Lat' had no meaning to me, either. I just thought it sounded cool. :lol:

I'm sure you all know it, but I'll say it anyway: Fourecks, which is how one would say 'XXXX', which is a brand of Australian beer. I used to drive past a XXXX factory every day.

Not to be confused with XXX, of course.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:26 am

Archaeologist wrote:'Sto Lat' had no meaning to me, either. I just thought it sounded cool. :lol:

I'm sure you all know it, but I'll say it anyway: Fourecks, which is how one would say 'XXXX', which is a brand of Australian beer. I used to drive past a XXXX factory every day.

Not to be confused with XXX, of course.
I'm certain you're right, but it also refers to the practice, by early cartographers, of marking unexplored areas with Xs. :D
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Postby Foul Ole Ron's Smell » Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:53 am

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Archaeologist wrote:'Sto Lat' had no meaning to me, either. I just thought it sounded cool. :lol:

I'm sure you all know it, but I'll say it anyway: Fourecks, which is how one would say 'XXXX', which is a brand of Australian beer. I used to drive past a XXXX factory every day.

Not to be confused with XXX, of course.
I'm certain you're right, but it also refers to the practice, by early cartographers, of marking unexplored areas with Xs. :D


Plus Fourecks seems to be Discworld's equivalent of Australia.
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Postby meerkat » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:21 am

Don't forget the lager from Oz! ' I don;t give a four X!' :lol: or something similar.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:34 am

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Postby Archaeologist » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:10 pm

The Discworld equivalent of Australia named after beer and cartographic shorthand for hitherto unexplored wilderness. Very droll, Pratchett. Very droll.

I can only think of really obvious ones right now. They don't really count, do they?
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:17 pm

Archaeologist wrote:The Discworld equivalent of Australia named after beer and cartographic shorthand for hitherto unexplored wilderness. Very droll, Pratchett. Very droll.

I can only think of really obvious ones right now. They don't really count, do they?
Four Xs also are sometimes used to donate a blanked out swearword. :wink:
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