History Discworld / Jingo

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.
6th Jan '17 2:55:25 AM batty3108
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* IncrediblyLamePun: When Vimes [[spoiler:arrests the armies]], he lists off charges, including "Loitering With Intent" and "Loitering Within Tent".

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* IncrediblyLamePun: When Vimes [[spoiler:arrests the armies]], he lists off charges, including "Loitering With Intent" and "Loitering Within Tent". [[note]]''Hah''[[/note]]
30th Dec '16 9:00:59 PM LadyJafaria
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* LiteralistSnarking: Leave it to Angua to respond to "My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure!" with "Well, there's eleven of them."
30th Dec '16 8:56:58 PM LadyJafaria
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* DontBeRidiculous: Colon confuses "hieroglyphs" for a type of mollusc, but when Nobby asks if the ones further down are "loweroglyphs," Colon tells him not to be ridiculous because you don't get loweroglyphs in these waters.
28th Dec '16 5:53:32 PM NanoMoose
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* [[BlingBlingBang Bling-Bling-THWISH!]] : Ossie uses a gilded-tipped arrow fletched with peacock feathers to shoot at the visiting Prince, apparently believing this would make up for him not being strong enough to wield his bow properly.

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* [[BlingBlingBang Bling-Bling-THWISH!]] : Bling-Bling-THWISH!]]: Ossie uses a gilded-tipped arrow fletched with peacock feathers to shoot at the visiting Prince, apparently believing this would make up for him not being strong enough to wield his bow properly.
12th Dec '16 6:10:59 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Prince cadram is nice, polite man... who is also the BigBad and arranged his brother's death to blame Ankh Morpork and start a war with them.]]

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler: Prince cadram Cadram is nice, polite man... who is also the BigBad and arranged his brother's death to blame Ankh Morpork and start a war with them.]]
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