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Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:14 pm

I had another "laughing on public transport" moment this morning whilst reading Thud! on the bus, due to one of Terry's delightful footnotes:

"His eye was caught by the top sheet of paperwork in his in-tray.*

*Vimes maintained three trays: In, Out and Shake It All About; the last one was where he put everything he was too busy, angry, tired or bewildered to do anything about."

Shake It All About - fantastic!

I know it's too much to ask for your favourites, there are too many to count for me. But if you could remind me of some hilarious ones, I'd be grateful :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:46 pm

Footnotes are almost Terry's signature - he uses them almost more than anyone else I can think of.

How about = "As has been pointed out earlier in the Discworld chonicles, entire agricultural economies have been based on the lifting power of little old ladies in black dresses."

Any guesses which book it's from? :wink:
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Postby TheMole » Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:34 am

Definitely "Lords and Ladies"; and "earlier" refers to "Reaper Man".
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:08 am

Well done Mole! :D
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Postby Dotsie » Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:40 pm

Mole, your knowledge is almost frightening! :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:21 pm

One of my favourites:
*A famous Ankh-Morpork gutter sport, second only to Dead Rat Conkers. Turd Races in the gutter appear to have died out, despite an attempt to take them upmarket with the name Poosticks
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Postby TheMole » Sun Aug 31, 2008 5:55 am

:oops: thanks...well it´s just the memory, nothing weird...and on FunTrivia, there were many answers which I didn´t know :wink:

And for example - I am totally lost about Tonyblack´s current quote :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:53 am

I don't know how familiar you are with the Winnie the Pooh books by AA Milne, Mole. In there is a game called Poohsticks. My quote is Terry's Ankh-Morpork version. :wink:
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Postby TheMole » Sun Aug 31, 2008 12:29 pm

:oops: oh, only in Czech translation - but I love that book

No, I meant I didn´t know which book was the quote from
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Postby Tonyblack » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:07 pm

:lol: :oops: And I forgot to mention that it was in Thud!
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Postby TheMole » Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:46 pm

:D My favourite from Hogfather:

'Why d'yer think I want it opened?'
'Er... why?' said the Lecturer in Recent Runes.
'To see why they wanted it shut, of course.' *
*This exchange contains almost all you need to know about human civilization. At least, those bits of it that are now under the sea, fenced off or still smoking.

By the way, try these quizzes about footnotes - http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Li ... 71514.html and http://www.funtrivia.com/trivia-quiz/Li ... 72770.html
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:26 pm

Cor, 10/10 on the first one, 12/15 on the second. But they were mostly self-evident - you just pick the funniest answer & that must have been Terry.
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:50 pm

Dotsie wrote:Cor, 10/10 on the first one, 12/15 on the second. But they were mostly self-evident - you just pick the funniest answer & that must have been Terry.


I got the same scores as you! :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:55 am

Spooky! :mrgreen:
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Postby Pita » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:41 am

9/10 on the first one, 14/15 on the second.
In the first one, I made a mistake on the Witches Abroad vacation question, but only because that was the only one that happened to me.
In the second one, I made a mistake with the Librarian. I thought he wouldn't be that ignorant of what really happened. :(
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