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Unfavourite names

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:09 pm

Moist Von Lipwig *shudder*

It just really puts me off the character :(
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby unseenu » Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:53 pm

It would probably be Agnes Nitt/Perditia X Dream for me.
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Tonyblack » Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:29 pm

I can't honestly think of one. :?
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Bouncy Castle » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:19 pm

Watching Going Postal over Christmas, I think that the Smoking Gnu is much funnier seeing it written than it is voiced.

OK, back on topic......................
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:27 pm

Yes, anagrams don't translate well to the spoken word alas

Also not too keen on "Twoflower"
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Tiffany » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:23 pm

I think Twoflower is a daft name for a man. I think TP named him very tongue in cheek. :P
I do like the name Rincewind though. :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:36 pm

I always thought Annagramma was great!
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:07 pm

"The Dean", "The Bursar" etc - I'd prefer using their "real" names
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:40 pm

I confess I used to get very muddled remembering who was whom in the higher echelons of UU
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:59 pm

Fortune Clutterbuck wrote:I confess I used to get very muddled remembering who was whom in the higher echelons of UU

Mainly because most of them seem to be interchangeable. :lol:
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Fortune Clutterbuck » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:11 pm

I am afraid in the end they were reduced in my mind to the one who liked hunting and the one who needed dried frogs pills to keep him going
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:40 pm

It's the Chair in Indefinite Studies, the Senior Wrangler and the Lecturer in Recent Runes that I totally can't peg down as characters. :?
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby PeterT » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:54 am

Tonyblack wrote:It's the Chair in Indefinite Studies, the Senior Wrangler and the Lecturer in Recent Runes that I totally can't peg down as characters. :?


Having worked in a university I can honestly say that it is very normal to have academics wandering around who seem to have no particular job to do...and generally seem to be undefined attachments.
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:51 am

I always liked Recent Runes for some reason. the Chair was always kind of indefinable. the senior wrangler alloyed me a bit though in hogfather.
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Re: Unfavourite names

Postby Ridcully » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:22 pm

Tonyblack wrote:It's the Chair in Indefinite Studies, the Senior Wrangler and the Lecturer in Recent Runes that I totally can't peg down as characters. :?


Ever listened to Steven Briggs read them? He's fantastic. Although I muddle up the above characters as well when actually reading, Mr Briggs really gives them their own identity (sometimes a teensy bit like other characters, but hey). Amazing, that man :clap:.

OT: I can't think of a character name that bugs me. Sorry. Moist von Lipvig is supposed to be an awful name I think and Perdita; well, sounds like a stage name to me.
Oops, wait. I don't particularly like the name Jewelz (or something like it - I listened to the book, haven't read it properly yet) from UA.
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