History Discworld / TheTruth

10th Nov '17 7:36:21 AM LadyJafaria
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* WordSaladHumor: Foul Ole Ron can always be counted on to provide examples of this, like exclaiming “Thatch and trouser!” Or trying to advertise the newspapers by yelling “Squidaped-oyt!”
1st Oct '17 7:00:46 PM Polaris
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* CannotTellALie: William, by dint of his upbringing. He's good at twisting words, though.



** First, he focuses on the potential disaster presented by the ''Times'', thinking that it might be like the ''Discworld/Moving Pictures'' incident. [[spoiler: The danger actually comes from a completely mundane plot to overthrow him.]]

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** First, he focuses on the potential disaster presented by the ''Times'', thinking that it might be like the ''Discworld/Moving Pictures'' ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' incident. [[spoiler: The danger actually comes from a completely mundane plot to overthrow him.]]
1st Oct '17 6:55:40 PM Polaris
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* DidntSeeThatComing: In contrast to his usual borderline-omniscience, Vetinari suffers from this twice.
** First, he sees [[spoiler:a perfect double for himself. It throws him off his game for just a second or two but that's enough for the New Firm.]]
** Second, [[spoiler:he's completely nonplussed by William's inquiry as to whether he'll be attending Harry King's daughter's wedding, until Drumknott fills him in on some details. To be fair, he had been unconscious for several days before that.]]

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* DidntSeeThatComing: In contrast to his usual borderline-omniscience, Vetinari suffers from this twice.
multiple times in this book.
** First, he focuses on the potential disaster presented by the ''Times'', thinking that it might be like the ''Discworld/Moving Pictures'' incident. [[spoiler: The danger actually comes from a completely mundane plot to overthrow him.]]
** Second,
he sees [[spoiler:a perfect double for himself. It throws him off his game for just a second or two but that's enough for the New Firm.]]
** Second, Finally , [[spoiler:he's completely nonplussed by William's inquiry as to whether he'll be attending Harry King's daughter's wedding, until Drumknott fills him in on some details. To be fair, he had been unconscious for several days before that.]]
7th Aug '17 4:13:30 PM LadyJafaria
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* UnusualEuphemism: Apart from the "--ing" VerbalTic of Mr. Tulip, Sacharissa also uses one when she's very annoyed with William but too much of a ProperLady to swear. "Some complete ''muffin'' offered a reward!"
21st Jul '17 1:00:06 AM Racso
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* {{Flanderization}}: Discussed in-universe. Mr. Goodmountain notes that the malicious stereotypes about dwarves obsessing over gold tends to ignore the nuances, such as the dwarven marital tradition of "buying" a betrothed from their parent.
21st Jul '17 12:39:52 AM Racso
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** Just appearing as a ''side character'' doesn't stop Vimes from being foisted with another title.
17th Jul '17 8:01:27 PM LadyJafaria
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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Vimes points out that Vetinari being shocked and sorry for killing someone (much less when the person ''isn't even dead'') is really incongruous, and William puts it together: Vetinari trained in the Assassin's Guild. The reaction is one of the "stupid facts" that lead William to pursue the real story.
18th Jun '17 8:07:57 PM PaulA
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* ChalkOutline: Corporal Nobbs drew a chalk outline of a victim -- in colored chalk, and he felt the need to add a pipe and draw some clouds and flowers.
15th Jun '17 6:01:06 PM PaulA
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The running joke about William dismissing out of hand some of Ankh-Morpork's urban myths that the reader knows are true, like the one about the talking dog.
18th May '17 2:58:38 AM PaulA
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* IronicEcho: Once William's got his hands on a recording of "A lie can run around the world before the truth has got its boots on," he replays it, slightly shorter each time until all it says is "the truth has got its boots on."

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
** When Goodmountain asks about the engraving proof William's carrying, William assumes that he, being a newcomer to the city, won't have heard of engraving and attempts to explain it, floundering his way to the description that it's "a sort of very nearly magical way of getting lots of copies of writing". Later, when William realizes that Goodmountain's printing press is a new innovation and asks what it is, Goodmountain quotes the description back at him.
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Once William's got his hands on a recording of "A lie can run around the world before the truth has got its boots on," he replays it, slightly shorter each time until all it says is "the truth has got its boots on."
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