Times discworld quotes have helped in conversation

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Times discworld quotes have helped in conversation

Postby unseenu » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:48 pm

Does anyone have an interesting story about using discworld quotes in real world situations?

I'll start with something that happened to me last night:

I was in a bar with the Hull university sci-fi/fantasy society when I heard a guy talking about the best things in life, which he listed as "a fresh horse beneath you,the defeat of your enemy and the lamentation of his women.Conan said that."

I semi-automatically walked up and declared "Hot water,Good dentistry and Soft lavatory paper.Cohen said that"

General laughter resulted.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:53 pm

Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
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Postby meerkat » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:21 pm

Iagree with the librarian. Ee, I did laff! :lol:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:11 pm

Good one unseenu.

The "never trust a dog with orange eyebrows" used to get used fairly regularly - not sure if Terry invented that one or not?
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Postby author3 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:55 am

I often use ''a million to one chances crop up nine times out of ten''
I accidently said it really loud when my Art teacher said that there was a million to one chance that one of us would win this art competition our school was entering
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:43 pm

My mother was once watching a nature programme on TV and some poor antelope was getting et by a leopard or something and she said: "Nature can be so cruel." To which I replied: "No wonder they call her a mother!"

The look I got was very interesting. :lol:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:49 pm

Good one Tony :shock:
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Postby SpyViolette » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:52 am

The other day I was engaged in some philosophical conversation or another and I said, "Humans really would be quite rare without love."
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Postby michelanCello » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:35 am

I quite often use "Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off" when someone drops something :wink:
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Postby raisindot » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:01 pm

I've been looking for ages for a opening to say, "I do believe it is pineapple."
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