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Postby TheMole » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:18 pm

Katariina, you are marvellous!! Thanks so very, very much!!!!!
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Postby Katariina » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:34 pm

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Postby Jinx » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:22 am

I just had a thought about the Keldas... I've only read The Wee Free Men so far from the Tiffany Aching series. It was mentioned that a Kelda must take a husband and make lots of little Nac Mac Feegle. Tiffany was smart enough to figure her way around this, at least for a long time. It was also hinted that the queen tricked the clan or a clan or possibly all clans into becoming their Kelda.

Has it ever been explained how/if the queen got around this? Though the thought of lots of elf/pictsies running around the place drunken but elegant is pretty funny.



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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:39 am

My understanding was that Feegles used to live in the land of the Fairy Queen - it's never explained (to my satisfaction) if this is the same queen from Lords and Ladies or not - my feeling is that it's not.

Anyhow, the Feegles were expelled from Fairy Land for being... "pished" and they came to live in Discworld.

As far as we know each clan of Feegles has its own Kelda and the majority of offspring are male. When a girl is born she is trained by her mother until it is time for her to leave and then she takes a group of her brothers and goes off to a clan that doesn't have a Kelda.

And before anyone says it - NO! Not like Smurfs.


Just to add - when Tiffany stopped being Kelda another female Feegle from another clan came to be Kelda in Tiffany's place. She brought several of her brothers and chose her Big Man.
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Postby Jarmara » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:43 am

I've only read the Tiffany books once each, but I don't remember anything about the Queen of the Elves being a Kelda, so I don't think there are any elaborations.
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Postby TheMole » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:26 pm

:D Hey, English-speaking lads, what actually is a tuppenny upright? And I don´t wanna be told "It´s a kind of jam doughnut" :twisted:
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Postby Jason » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:29 pm

I think you will find that it refers to some private time with a lady of negotiable affection. Probably standing up in some back alley somewhere.
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:30 pm

couldnt say anything about kneetremblers on this forum children might see :lol: :oops:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:34 pm

I'll bet it costs more than tuppence as well. :lol:
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Postby silverstreak » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:03 pm

Jason wrote:I think you will find that it refers to some private time with a lady of negotiable affection. Probably standing up in some back alley somewhere.

Very well put Jason.
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Postby Katariina » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:10 pm

The roundworld expression is threepenny upright, from Victorian times.
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:15 pm

Incidentally, The Bank of England is in a street in London named Threadneedle Street. It was named this after the erm... Seamstresses who worked in that street. Before it got that name it had a much more vulgar nickname, which I won't be able to post on this forum. :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:27 pm

pm me the nickname please tony im 39 i can take it honest :lol:
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Postby chris.ph » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:38 pm

no you definately cant post that :lol: :wink: :wink: very funny tho :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:44 pm

What can I say? It's history innit! :lol:
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