pip wrote:if watching british politics has taught me anything its that when conservatives cut loose they go crazy and no species is more conservative to begin with than the dwarfs
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Steady on there! It's taken long enough to let the girlies wear a bit of lippy without causing apoplexy to every passing grag without bringing civil partnerships into the equation!
If we want to be purely speculative, it's quite possible that Carrot's adoptive parents were male. They didn't seem to have other children, and why would they adopt a human unless they couldn't conceive their own?
Now, if two openly FEMALE dwarfs tried to get married, that would start a civil war.
The Truth footnote wrote:Most dwarfs were still referred to as 'he' as well, even when they were getting married. It was generally assumed that somewhere under all that chain mail one of them was female and that both of them knew which one this was. But the whole subject of sex was one that traditionally minded dwarfs did not discuss, perhaps out of modesty, possibly because it didn't interest them very much and certainly because they took the view that what two dwarfs decided to do together was entirely their own business.
plus I really cant see a male dwarf being called mum as if I remember he always writes to his mum and dad ?
Maeve wrote:Sorry if this isn't quite on topic but I think the reason he does that is because GG was written before the idea of female dwarves occured to Terry- like at the beginning of GG Carrot refers to Minty as a she and such, then in a later book he acts shocked that anyone would do that... it's just kinda an inconsistancy that comes from the development of the series I guess.
Heh heh this is a really stupid offtopic point to make, sorry!
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