History Discworld / MakingMoney

7th Feb '18 9:00:15 PM Scorpio3002
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* SeriesContinuityError: A slight one: students of the Department of Necro- ahem, [[InsistentTerminology Postmortem Communications]] call the black robes and skull rings "Babe Magnets". However, Discworld/LordsAndLadies makes it clear that magnetism is an obscure force in Discworld, almost wholly unknown to the Wizard community, and the word "magnetism" doesn't exist at all; the only ones with any sort of familiarity with it are Blacksmiths, who refer to it as "The Love of Iron". Although Ponder Stibbons seems curious about it at the end of that book, it seems unlikely to have been studied beyond the High Energy Magic department, certainly not to the point of being given a name and being used as an idiom by students of a different department.
18th Nov '17 10:59:16 PM Synchronicity
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* WealthsInAName: The ''Lavish'' family are majority shareholders in the Bank of Ankh-Morpork.
2nd Nov '17 5:34:45 PM Materioptikon
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** In a minor variation, the mint employee asks Moist not to ask about a certain coin. When Moist absently does so, he replies he's glad Moist asked.
24th Sep '17 6:05:34 AM LadyJafaria
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* TakeFive: Vetinari tells the employees of the Blind Letter Office that it's time for them to take their tea break, so he can talk to Moist. He actually has to add "Somewhere else" because they try to take their tea break ''in'' the Blind Letter Office at first.
5th Sep '17 1:55:20 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ActuallyNotAVampire: [[spoiler: Mr. Bent]]

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* ActuallyNotAVampire: [[spoiler: Mr. Bent]]Bent]]. Vetinari, too. Probably.
1st Sep '17 9:06:09 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** also a meta-version for the Lavishes: the adjective of 'lavish' means 'sumptuously rich, elaborate or luxurious', and the Lavish family are definitely that. Also, the Lavishes mentioned by name are all named after luxury items: i.e. Cosmo = Cosmopolitan, a cocktail that is generally regarded as sophisticated; for added PTerry trademark wordplay, cosmopolitan is also a term meaning worldly-wise and experienced in the world at large. Pucci = fashion house that came to prominence during the 1950's; fans include Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna.

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** also a meta-version for the Lavishes: the adjective of 'lavish' means 'sumptuously rich, elaborate or luxurious', and the Lavish family are definitely that. Also, the Lavishes mentioned by name are all named after luxury items: i.e. Cosmo = Cosmopolitan, a cocktail that is generally regarded as sophisticated; for added PTerry [=PTerry=] trademark wordplay, cosmopolitan is also a term meaning worldly-wise and experienced in the world at large. Pucci = fashion house that came to prominence during the 1950's; fans include Marilyn Monroe, and Madonna.
25th Aug '17 2:02:32 PM nighttrainfm
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* FantasticNuke: It's mentioned that "if you don't think of building [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot high killer golems]] first, someone else will", and later Moist points out that "if you don't think of ''not'' using fifty-foot high killer golems first, someone else ''will''."

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* FantasticNuke: FantasticNuke:
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It's mentioned that "if you don't think of building [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot high killer golems]] first, someone else will", and later Moist points out that "if you don't think of ''not'' using fifty-foot high killer golems first, someone else ''will''."



** Bent's strange manner of walking. And his unnaturally large feet.

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** Bent's Likewise, Harry King tells Moist that there's something 'funny' about Bent. Then there's his strange manner of walking. And his unnaturally large feet.



* MadScientist: Topsy's nephew Hubert Turvy, a Mad Economist, who built a hydraulic computer to calculate the flow of money.

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* MadScientist: MadScientist:
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Topsy's nephew Hubert Turvy, a Mad Economist, who built a hydraulic computer to calculate the flow of money.



* MeaningfulName: Mild, in-universe case; Moist reflects that you never see a tall, slim Hubert, and Hubert Turvy is no exception.

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* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
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Mild, in-universe case; Moist reflects that you never see a tall, slim Hubert, and Hubert Turvy is no exception.


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* NoSenseOfHumor: Mr Bent is quite proud of having no sense of humor whatsoever, claiming it's a formally-diagnosed condition. [[spoiler: It's more likely him overcompensating for his upbringing.]]
20th Aug '17 9:17:43 PM Azaram
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** A ShoutOut to Creator/MaryGentle's ''Music/{{Ash}}'', where very large imposing golems ''are'' used as devastating weapons of war that allow an invading army to conquer a continent.

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** A ShoutOut to Creator/MaryGentle's ''Music/{{Ash}}'', ''Literature/AshASecretHistory'', where very large imposing golems ''are'' used as devastating weapons of war that allow an invading army to conquer a continent.
10th Jul '17 11:00:14 AM Materioptikon
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** When the Lavish's lawyers do something, a note of how much it costs their employer pops up.

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** When the Lavish's Lavishes' lawyers do something, a note of how much it costs their employer pops up.
10th Jul '17 10:59:57 AM Materioptikon
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Heretofore, when Cosmo's madness reaches critical mass.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
** At the beginning, Moist says this almost verbatim after seeing the state of the Mint and the Royal Bank. Vetinari lets him off the hook, only for Topsy Lavish to die and basically drag him into the position via inheritance.
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Heretofore, when Cosmo's madness reaches critical mass.
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