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6th Jun '17 6:55:03 AM Lullabee
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* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: Vetinari claims to be "awash with tears" over Pastor Oates' book on goblins, but has to say so because he isn't really. It makes sense, though: even though he occasionally feels human emotions, dramatic outward expressions of them are unlike him.
22nd May '17 7:43:47 PM SchisselEL1
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** One of Beedle's books is titled ''The Wee Wee Men''. This is both a reference to the title of ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', and to the same corruption of the title used in the book itself.

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** One of Beedle's books is titled ''The Wee Wee Men''. This is both a reference to the title of ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'', and to the same corruption of the title used in the book itself.itself, and to the Child Ballad ''The Wee Wee Man''.
1st May '17 11:07:53 AM Exxolon
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->''According to the writer of the best selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse. And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe, but many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder. He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, occasionally snookered and occasionally out of his mind, but not out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment. They say that in the end all sins are forgiven. But not quite all...''
23rd Mar '17 12:30:35 PM TheGuy
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* BadassBoast: Willikins, while holding a stiletto to his throat, explains to the blacksmith Jethro why he should not mess with Vimes:
-->'''Willikins:''' ''Now, my lad, the commander here is trusted by the Diamond King of Trolls and the Low King of the Dwarfs, who would only have to utter a word for your measly carcass to come under the caress of a large number of versatile axes, and by Lady Margolotta of Uberwald, who trusts very few people, and by Lord Vetinari of Ankh-Morpork, [[UpToEleven who doesn't trust anybody at all]].''
12th Dec '16 10:21:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* JurisdictionFriction: The Shires are ''not'' subject to the law of Ankh-Morpork. Even though Vimes is technically the lord of his lands, he has no jurisdiction as a police officer - that belongs to the [[spoiler:self-]] appointed magistrates. To Vimes, though, the only jurisdiction he needs is that a murder has been committed, because murder is a universal crime.

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* JurisdictionFriction: The Shires are ''not'' subject to the law of Ankh-Morpork. Even though Vimes is technically the lord of his lands, he has no jurisdiction as a police officer - that belongs to the [[spoiler:self-]] appointed magistrates. To Vimes, though, the only jurisdiction he needs is that a murder has been committed, because murder is a universal crime. [[spoiler: Subverted in the end; despite being traditionally left to their own devices it turns out that the Shires ''are'' Ankh-Morpork territory, the magistrates ''never'' had legitimate authority, and the Watch arrives in force to take control of the situation.]]
12th Dec '16 10:13:28 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* BilingualBonus: The 'avec' gag - The British-derived Ankh-Morporkian characters say that Quirmin ([[FantasyCounterpartCulture French]]) food is good, but uses too much "avec" - is never explained, but pretty easily found in the dictionary.[[note]] Avec is French for 'with', so obviously, it's written on menus and recipes a lot. Saying something was made with too much "with" is kinda silly. [[/note]]

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* BilingualBonus: The 'avec' gag - The British-derived Ankh-Morporkian characters say that Quirmin ([[FantasyCounterpartCulture French]]) food is good, but uses too much "avec" - is never explained, but pretty easily found in the dictionary.[[note]] Avec is French for 'with', so obviously, it's written on menus and recipes a lot. Saying something was made with too much "with" is kinda silly. [[/note]][[/note]] Of course, we later see "avec" being sold by the jar...
12th Dec '16 10:11:18 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* BatmanGambit: Vimes' impromptu lecture/rant to the Gordon girls turns out to have been one by Sybil for the benefit of their mother, and the whole party was organized around causing it.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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Vimes' impromptu lecture/rant to the Gordon girls turns out to have been one by Sybil for the benefit of their mother, and the whole party was organized around causing it.it.
** Vimes strongly suspects the entire adventure was one by Vetinari but can't prove anything. A strong piece of evidence (that Vimes doesn't know about) is Vetinari confiding to his secretary that he had been ''moved to tears'' when he recently learned the truth about the goblins and their situation in a conversation at the beginning of the book.
8th Dec '16 7:24:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Sam Vimes kicks ass and takes names even more than usual.
19th Aug '16 12:58:15 PM Lullabee
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** The woman who writes the devious crosswords for the ''Times'' (which isn't relevant to the ShoutOut) runs a pet shop and comes from Nothingfjord (which is). As mentioned in ''Discworld/TheLastHero'', Nothingfjord is also the home of the Nothingfjord Blue, a breed of swamp dragon with beautiful plumage and a tendency to lie around pining for the fjords. [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus "Dead Parrot Sketch"]] reference, take two.
15th Aug '16 4:30:19 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* YouNoTakeCandle: Subverted. The goblins speak like this in their own language, at least as far as [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark's]] translation is concerned. However, the two goblins we hear speaking Morporkian are both fairly fluent; one talks "as though she was taking the words out of a filing cabinet and carefully slotting them in place", and the other sounds like a typical working-class city boy.

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* YouNoTakeCandle: Subverted. The goblins speak like this in their own language, at least as far as [[spoiler: the Summoning Dark's]] translation is concerned. However, the two goblins we hear speaking Morporkian are both fairly fluent; one talks "as though she was taking the words out of a filing cabinet and carefully slotting them in place", and the other sounds like a typical working-class city boy. It's later explained that the Goblin language is actually quite complex, but the subtleties don't translate at all.
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