History Discworld / Jingo

17th Jun '17 7:10:38 AM LentilSandEater
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* {{Foil}}: Ahmed is shown as similar to Vimes in being an honest cop, but unlike Vimes is decidedly ''not'' a TechnicalPacifist.
** They even think alike. [[spoiler: "Both of us suspected our own people first. The only difference is that I was right."]]

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* {{Foil}}: Ahmed is shown as similar to Vimes in being an honest cop, but unlike Vimes is decidedly ''not'' a TechnicalPacifist.
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TechnicalPacifist. They even think alike. [[spoiler: "Both of us suspected our own people first. The only difference is that I was right."]]



* HilariousInHindsight: "Rust's expression would have preserved meat for a year" is probably meant to describe a sour or icy expression. However, salt is a much older way to preserve meat. In the late 2010s "salty" has come to mean bitter anger, often with connotations of pettiness.
17th Jun '17 7:05:03 AM LentilSandEater
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* CowboyCop: [[spoiler: 71-Hour Ahmed.]]
* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''; also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he responds to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.
** Carrot's linguistic expertise is, however, instantly subverted if he's ever asked to ''[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma write down]]'' anything.

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* CowboyCop: [[spoiler: 71-Hour Ahmed.]]
]] He justifies his actions and TerrorHero reputation by describing just how big an area he has to police and how little back-up he has.
* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''; also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he responds to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.
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inhabitants. Carrot's linguistic expertise is, however, instantly subverted averted if he's ever asked to ''[[WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma write down]]'' anything.
21st May '17 12:36:07 PM isolato
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* RainOfSomethingUnusual: During the magical storm it's raining bedsteads, coal-scuttles and cake. And sardines - in tins.[[note]]Rain of fish is apparently otherwise quite normal on the Discworld.[[/note]] Constable Visit [[DiscussedTrope gives other examples]] of the trope, including the "[[ShapedLikeItself supernatural rain of rain]]", while Reg Shoe tries to offer [[AgentScully rational explanation]] for all of them.
1st May '17 10:01:40 AM Exxolon
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->''Discworld goes to war...A weathercock has risen from the sea of Discworld. Suddenly you can tell which way the wind is blowing. A new land has surfaced, and so have old feuds. And as two armies march, Commander Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch has got just a few hours to deal with a crime so big that there's no law against it. It's called "war." He's facing unpleasant foes who are out to get him... and that's just the people on *his* side. The enemy might be worse. And his pocket Dis-organiser says he's got "Die" under "Things To Do Today". But he'd better not, because the world's cleverest inventor and its most devious politician are on their way to the battlefield with a little package that's guaranteed to stop a battle... Discworld goes to war, with armies of sardines, warriors, fishermen, squid, and at least one very camp follower.''
6th Apr '17 6:01:34 AM LadyJafaria
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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Smart people are good at [[{{Scrabble}} The Make-Words-With-Tiles-That-Have-All-Been-Mixed-Up Game]]. Vetinari wins, while Leonard still does better than Colon and Nobby. (Though Nobby was hampered by [[SirSwearsALot wanting to play rude words and Colon not letting him]] and Colon was hampered by being frightened of what would happen if he ''didn't'' lose to Vetinari.)
26th Feb '17 4:48:52 PM nombretomado
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* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to LawrenceOfArabia; Also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he respondes to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.

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* CunningLinguist: Carrot, who eventually acts as a ShoutOut to LawrenceOfArabia; Also ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia''; also done humorously with Colon who is able to speak "Morporkian" and pass for a Klatchian, as Morporkian is a lingua fraca in Klatch, and he respondes responds to the question "where are you from?" with "Er." Ur, (as Vetinari points out, after a long story that made no mention of Colon's incompetence) is a region renowned for the stupidity of its inhabitants.
10th Feb '17 12:00:19 PM Gosicrystal
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* DistinctionWithoutADifference:
** When Angua asks Carrot if Snowy Slopes is an assassin, Carrot replies, "No, he just kills people for money". The Assassins' Guild would ''definitely'' tell you there's a difference, though.
** The taxes haven't been evaded. They just haven't been paid. [[note]]The implication is definitely that the Guilds weaseled out of them. Whether there's any proof they did, or any infrastructure to go and collect the taxes, on the other hand...[[/note]]



* NoExceptYes:
** When Angua asks Carrot if Snowy Slopes is an assassin, Carrot replies, "No, he just kills people for money." The Assassins' Guild would ''definitely'' tell you there's a difference, though.
** Also, the taxes haven't been evaded. They just haven't been paid. (The implication is definitely that the Guilds weaseled out of them. Whether there's any proof they did, or any infrastructure to go and collect the taxes, on the other hand...)
1st Feb '17 2:38:37 PM roxana
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* FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent: A basic assumption in D'Reg culture. They're honorable in their way, but ties of blood don't mean all that much to them; Ahmed's mother would be horrified if she thought he trusted her.

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* FriendsAreChosenFamilyArent: A basic assumption in D'Reg culture. They're honorable in their way, but ties of blood don't mean all that much to them; Ahmed's mother would be horrified if she thought he trusted her. It would mean she'd done a poor job of parenting.
1st Feb '17 12:45:53 PM Morgenthaler
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** Extensive ones to LawrenceOfArabia -- Carrot and Vimes split the role of Lawrence between them, and Vimes plays out the "the trick is not minding that it hurts" scene with Rust. [[note]]Although with a burning coal rather than a match. It's a lot easier with a match...[[/note]]
** A shout out to SweeneyTodd also occurs. "That business with the barber on Gleam Street -- Sweeney Jones, his name was? Of course, he ''was'' killing people, but he hadn't meant to. He was just a very bad barber."
** [[CthulhuMythos There are quite a lot of squid pictures in the sunken city of Leshp.]]

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** Extensive ones to LawrenceOfArabia Film/LawrenceOfArabia -- Carrot and Vimes split the role of Lawrence between them, and Vimes plays out the "the trick is not minding that it hurts" scene with Rust. [[note]]Although with a burning coal rather than a match. It's a lot easier with a match...[[/note]]
** A shout out to SweeneyTodd Literature/SweeneyTodd also occurs. "That business with the barber on Gleam Street -- Sweeney Jones, his name was? Of course, he ''was'' killing people, but he hadn't meant to. He was just a very bad barber."
** [[CthulhuMythos [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos There are quite a lot of squid pictures in the sunken city of Leshp.]]
22nd Jan '17 6:49:04 AM Morgenthaler
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''Jingo'' is the 21st ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel and the fourth in the City Watch theme. It's written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands Conflict and the first Gulf War of 1990-1. And a few {{Shout Out}}s to R'yleh of the CthulhuMythos.

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''Jingo'' is the 21st ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel and the fourth in the City Watch theme. It's written as a criticism of war, with particular reference to the Falklands Conflict and the first Gulf War of 1990-1. And a few {{Shout Out}}s to R'yleh of the CthulhuMythos.
Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
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