Willem wrote:Re: the garlic thing.
I read it as actually being allergic to the word, however mad that may be.
I'm allergic to cats and dogs - when I get near one the physical reaction is that my my nose and eyes start to run and breathing is obstructed.
Cook's allergic to the word garlic - when he hears it the physical reaction is that he goes mad.
Pretty lame joke though
Tonyblack wrote:I thought it said the cook was allergic to garlic - a bit like a pilot with a fear of flying or a surgeon who couldn't stand the sight of blood. This guy had got around that by cooking for dogs who probably aren't interested in garlic.
raisindot wrote:it suffers from a plot that recycles too many of the plot devices Pterry used to far better effect in Going Postal. The Lavishes aren't particularly compelling villains, and certainly don't hold a candle to Reacher Gilt.
raptornx01 wrote:The Undertaking was using the dwarf mine from thud. the mine was spread throughout the city and the dwarves had even laid rails. but i think only Dr. Cruses knew about the Via Cloaca, Until Detritus and Cuddy fell into it. i haven't heard mention of it since though.
Via Cloaca - an early example of Terry using a poo joke.
meerkat wrote:That did make me laugh when I read it.
Dotsie wrote:Via means street, and I got cloaca because it's the name of a bird's bumhole.
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