History Discworld / TheTruth

28th Feb '18 10:27:16 AM sabremeister
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* YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX: Mr. Windling, one of the tenants at the boarding house William lives, likes to use this phrase; William [[RantInducingSlight eventually gets fed up with it]] and angrily demands Windling tell him who "they" are and what it is "they" say.

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* YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutX: Mr. Windling, one of the tenants at the boarding house where William lives, likes to use this phrase; William [[RantInducingSlight eventually gets fed up with it]] and angrily demands Windling tell him who "they" are and what it is "they" say.
18th Feb '18 12:12:20 PM StarSword
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* DisabilityAlibi: Lord Vetinari gets framed for an apparent attempt to flee the city on horseback with seventy thousand dollars' worth of dollar coins, which IntrepidReporter William de Worde realizes would weigh about a third of a ton. Since Vetinari uses a walking stick due to having been shot in the leg, de Worde realizes he'd have a pretty hard time doing all that on his own and runs an article pointing out the unlikelihood of this version of events.
2nd Feb '18 3:57:20 PM Stu_d_Apples
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**Likely inspired by Evening Standard sellers in London slurring the name of the paper to things like "Eeninstanat".
25th Jan '18 3:09:19 AM Cykuta
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* GoodIsNotSoft: Goodmountain mentions that the dwarfs occasionally have entire wars fought underground, where a common tactic is dropping tunnel roofs on each other to crush their enemies to death. When a horrified Sacharissa objects that she'd heard dwarfs were law-abiding, Goodmountain clarifies that they are - they're just not very merciful.
24th Dec '17 10:41:29 PM Azaram
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** [[Film/MenInBlack "A thousand years ago, we thought the world was a bowl.]] Five hundred years ago we knew it was a globe. Today we know it is flat and round and carried through space on the back of a turtle. Don't you wonder what shape it will turn out to be tomorrow?"
23rd Dec '17 1:10:02 PM Exxolon
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* ThemeNaming: Many of the dwarf printers (aside from the leader Goodmountain, which is an Anglicization of Gutenberg) are named after fonts - Gowdie for Gaudy and Boddony for Bodoni, for instance.

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* ThemeNaming: Many of the dwarf printers (aside from the leader Goodmountain, which is an Anglicization of Gutenberg) Gutenberg, the real life inventor of movable type) are named after fonts - Gowdie for Gaudy and Boddony for Bodoni, for instance.
23rd Dec '17 1:05:18 PM Exxolon
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** Goodmountain. It's a slightly altered English translation of Gutenberg.

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** Goodmountain. It's a slightly altered English translation of Gutenberg.Gutenberg, the real life inventor of movable type.
15th Dec '17 2:00:23 AM Aquila89
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** William says to Nobby, "I've just spoken to Commander Vimes and now I would like to see the room where the crime was committed." This sentence "seems to contain the phrase 'and he gave me permission to' without actually doing so." (William can't tell a lie, so he has to resort to this trope.)

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** William says to Nobby, "I've just spoken to Commander Vimes and now I would like to see the room where the crime was committed." This sentence "seems to contain the phrase 'and he gave me permission to' without actually doing so." (William can't refuses to tell a lie, lies, so he has to resort to this trope.)
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.]]
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