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11th Feb '18 7:39:26 PM nombretomado
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** And then there's dwarf {{Patronymic}}s, which stack. So after a few generations you get Glod Glodssonssonssonsson.

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** And then there's dwarf {{Patronymic}}s, {{UsefulNotes/Patronymic}}s, which stack. So after a few generations you get Glod Glodssonssonssonsson.
2nd Feb '18 11:48:43 AM trumpton360
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* RequiredRemarkOfRespect: Whenever Magrat Garlick namedrops her mentor, the late Goodie Whemper, the other witches always hastily add "may she rest in peace" (often spelled out as "maysherestinpeace").
1st Feb '18 9:05:46 AM GGCrono
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[[caption-width-right:350:The turtle moves!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:350:''[[Discworld/SmallGods The turtle moves!]]
moves!]]'']]
30th Jan '18 4:22:42 PM CassandraLeo
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Most cultures in the series have some real-life equivalent, often to create an AnachronismStew fantasy setting.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Most As "Discworld is a world and a mirror of worlds", most cultures in the series have some real-life equivalent, often to create an AnachronismStew fantasy setting.



** Quirm is France. Good food, but often too heavy on the "avec".

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** Quirm Quirm, on the whole, is France. Good food, but often too heavy on the "avec". On the other hand, its most famous resident, Leonard of Quirm, is a clear {{Expy}} of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci, one of the most famous Italians in history.


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** The dwarves have elements of Jewish culture (JewishMother in particular), Scandinavians (see especially their names), and - obviously - the dwarves from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', a line from which was the direct inspiration for their complete lack of sexual dimorphism throughout most of the books. There is also a (small) faction of dwarven supremacists (e.g., ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''[='=]s Hamcrusher) who can be seen as having {{applicability}} to a large number of real-world conflicts that, due to the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement, are probably best not mentioned here by name.
27th Jan '18 7:25:06 PM WolfsTrinity
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* LegendaryWeapon: The Sword of the Kings of Ankh. According to the ''Discworld Companion'', in the later years of the Ankh-Morpork monarchy, many fake swords started popping up in the hands of various claimants, to the point that King Blad claimed the throne on the basis of two bits of wood nailed together. It is generally agreed that the ''true'' sword must have been shiny, probably magical and always catch the light, and therefore can't ''possibly'' be Captain Carrot's, which is none of these things but just really good at being a sword.
** How good? It's an AbsurdlySharpBlade that routinely cuts straight through other swords and at one point, was driven straight through a man and ''the stone pillar behind him'' without much fanfare. The implied reason for its sharpness is that the sword is ''so'' boringly nonmagical that it ends up working as low-grade AntiMagic against anything that has more magic in it, which is just about ''everything else in existence.'' Needless to say, despite looking like an ordinary, slightly rusted sword, it's generally considered to be the real thing.
18th Jan '18 10:38:24 AM LondonKdS
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* SexyCatPerson: When Greedo occasionally [[HumanityEnsues turns into a human]], he is described as a battle-scarred HellBentForLeather tough guy exuding enough [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad-boy sexuality]] to leave any non-lesbian woman who sees him practically catatonic.
20th Dec '17 11:43:44 AM Exxolon
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* ''Running Water'' - mentioned once by Terry at a book festival as a potential book featuring Moist von Lipwig getting into the logging industry.

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* ''Running Water'' - mentioned once by Terry at a book festival as a potential book featuring Moist von Lipwig getting into either the logging industry.industry, the canal industry or the piped water supply industry depending on which rumour is correct.
12th Dec '17 12:56:28 PM Exxolon
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* ''Running Water'' - mentioned once by Terry at a book festival as a potential book featuring Moist von Lipwig getting into the logging industry.



** ''Running Water'' - mentioned once by Terry at a book festival as a potential book featuring Moist von Lipwig getting into the logging industry.
12th Dec '17 12:55:55 PM Exxolon
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** ''Running Water'' - mentioned once by Terry at a book festival as a potential book featuring Moist von Lipwig getting into the logging industry.
29th Nov '17 10:15:13 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ExposedEyeballsAsEyes: Blind Io is the chief of gods. The most notable characteristic of his is that he has a piece of cloth covering where his eyes should be, and he instead uses lots of floating eyeballs in order to see.
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