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Postby kahlzun » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:36 pm

Has anyone nailed down what this condition involves? It's not defined anywhere in the wiki that I can find?

Mentioned in Going Postal, not sure which others
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:00 pm

Hello & welcome!

I think it's just a disease made up by Moist, as part of a con. Unless his mother lives by a lake & the gnats are driving her so mad that she jumps in it :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Nov 19, 2008 3:10 pm

What Dotsie said. :) It's like Stanley being raised by peas - Terry using a bit of wordplay.

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Postby TheMole » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:48 pm

:wink: and by the way, it´s also in Hat Full of Sky - "Well, yes. There’s Slapwick’s leg, and I’ve got to see to the sick Grimly baby, and it’s been a week since I’ve visited Surleigh Bottom, and, let’s see, Mr Plover’s got Gnats again, and I’d better just find a moment to have a word with Mistress Slopes . . . then there’s Mr Weavall’s lunch to cook, I think I’ll have to do that here and run down with it for him, and of course Mrs Fanlight is near her time and," she sighed, "so is Miss Hobblow, again . . . It’s going to be a full day. It’s really hard to fit it all in, really it is."
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:34 pm

havent got the slghtest idea but welcome to the site :lol:
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Postby Tiffany » Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:17 pm

Someone should write a dictionary of Discworld words & their meanings. Gnats sounds nasty. :shock:
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Postby bogieman » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:09 pm

Gnats is a local word for fleas in Edinborough.
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Postby Tiffany » Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:58 pm

Obviously not the UK meaning of Gnats though :lol:
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Postby Dotsie » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:02 am

I thought it was just a name for little buzzy bitey things, like midges. Which is why the lake connection, if anybody was wondering :)
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Postby Jason » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:44 am

Yep, me too.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:28 pm

same in south wales gnats r mozzies and midges :)
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Postby mspanners » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:56 am

http://ipm.ncsu.edu/AG369/notes/eye_gnats.html

After causing eye infections,and if left untreated, your eyes go like this :shock: .

Eventually you will look like this :oops: then this 8) and then need a dog and stick to walk about or die of starvation or walking off the edge of cliffs.
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Postby silverstreak » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:27 pm

Not one of the nicer infections then?
Dark in here isn't it.
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Postby Tiffany » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:44 pm

It sounds revolting. Glad we don't seem to get it in Britian.
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Postby baruch menachem » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:27 pm

I had the impression it was something like measles. Lots of little spots all over.
It would be a mistake to think that they weren't also dangerous, just because reading them didn't make fireworks go off in the sky. Reading them sometimes did the more dangerous trick of making fireworks go off in the privacy of the reader's brain.
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