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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:20 am

meerkat wrote:This all sounds very intriguing, Meeps!


The last one is just for Macarona occasionally speaking a muddle of both languages, Genuan and Morporkian. (though it still doesn't help the fact I keep reading him with a spanish accent)
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:18 am

Why does the Unseen Academicals strip have "UU" on it instead of "UA"? Should be the latter, surely? They don't discuss a team name in the book, so I don't know if it was a last minute decision.

Not really important, just occurred to me as I was rereading it.
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Postby pip » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:25 am

UU is for Unseen University and allows for a very poor boob joke :roll:
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Postby jaeger » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:31 am

This may be blindingly obvious, may even be a repeat question and answered before (sorry had enough trawling back to catch up for the time being), so apologies if it is/has been.

But, why do some posters on the forum put a "P" before terry when refering to STP ?

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Postby pip » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:43 am

Its a joke based on pyramids where a p is placed in front of a t for names such as Pteppic :D
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am

And Ptraci. :wink:
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Postby SimsKatie » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:37 pm

pip wrote:Its a joke based on pyramids where a p is placed in front of a t for names such as Pteppic :D


I completely missed that! The closest thing I could think of was Psmith...
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Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:17 pm

It actually dates back well before this forum to alt.fan.pratchett (AFP) days when Terry used to be a member and logged on as PTerry as a reference to Pyramids.
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Postby jaeger » Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:31 am

Pthanks for Pthe answers :wink:

But I think I'll thtick to the lithp for a laugh ... eathier to identify
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:18 pm

Argghh! (Screamed in Morporkian/English, No offence to anyone's wife)

Quick folks, was it

+++OUT OF CHEESE+++
or
+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++
?

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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:42 pm

+++OUT OF CHEESE ERROR+++ I think.

Here's the LSpace Wiki on Hex. :D
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Postby LilMaibe » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:54 pm

Taking your word for it...
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Postby The Mad Collector » Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:47 pm

It was always an error :D

Terry Pratchett in Interesting Times wrote:++?????++ Out of Cheese Error. Redo From Start.'


Terry Pratchett in Hogfather wrote:Hex wrote: +++ Hi Mum Is Testing +++ MELON MELON MELON +++ Out Of Cheese Error +++ !!!!! +++ Mr Jelly! Mr Jelly! +++

along with
Terry Pratchett in Hogfather wrote:Hex had been recalcitrant about its calculations, when it had got into a mechanical sulk and had started writing things like'+++ Out of Cheese Error +++'and'+++ Redo From Start +++'

and
Terry Pratchett in Hogfather wrote:+++ Out Of Cheese Error +++ MELON MELON MELON +++ Redo From Start +++


Terry Pratchett in Science of Discworld wrote:The Archchancellor picked up HEX's latest write-out. It read:
+++ Out Of Cheese Error +++
'Not helpful,' he muttered.


Yes I'm sad that way .... :roll:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:03 pm

Is there some deep reference in the "MELON MELON MELON"?
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:13 pm

Doughnut Jimmy wrote:Is there some deep reference in the "MELON MELON MELON"?
If there is I don't know what it is. :)

I guess melon is just a funny word in the same way that cheese is.
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