History Recap / BigFinishDoctorWho035Ish

2nd Jul '17 10:44:44 AM moloch
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* VerbThis: The Doctor himself. "Oh, circumlocute ''this!''", to [[spoiler: Warren.]]
6th Jun '17 3:25:48 AM SorPepita
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* EldritchAbomination: The ''...ish'' is a living, sentient word which literally eats meaning and can reduce humans to babbling zombies just by being spoken in their vicinity. [[spoiler:In the end, though, it just wants to go home, which makes it one of the milder examples of this trope.]]
* EternalEnglish: Played straight.



* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Warren and Peri hit it off so quickly that they do this.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point during CensoredForComedy Peri utters "We're ***ed."
* GrammarNazi: The Doctor describes tenses and variants in gusto of how the English language SHOULD be spoken.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Book is trying to become one.



* EldritchAbomination: The ''...ish'' is a living, sentient word which literally eats meaning and can reduce humans to babbling zombies just by being spoken in their vicinity. [[spoiler:In the end, though, it just wants to go home, which makes it one of the milder examples of this trope.]]
* EternalEnglish: Played straight.
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Warren and Peri hit it off so quickly that they do this.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: At one point during CensoredForComedy Peri utters "We're ***ed."
* GrammarNazi: The Doctor describes tenses and variants in gusto of how the English language SHOULD be spoken.
* GreatBigBookOfEverything: Book is trying to become one.
8th Mar '17 8:27:08 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The AAH-AAH!! sound effect from FamilyFeud gets used.

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* ShoutOut: The AAH-AAH!! sound effect from FamilyFeud ''Series/FamilyFeud'' gets used.
13th Nov '15 9:07:42 AM FF32
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** The "Beginning" of the Dictionary being Aardvark could very well be one to BlackAdder the third.

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** The "Beginning" of the Dictionary being Aardvark could very well be one to BlackAdder Series/BlackAdder the third.
6th Oct '15 3:56:16 PM LahmacunKebab
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** "[[Literature/MobyDick Call me Ishmael..!]]"

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** "[[Literature/MobyDick Call me Ishmael..Ishmael...!]]"
15th Sep '14 8:15:35 AM JustinCognito
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Cawdrey, a linguist, is left "without language... forever" by the end of the story. Given all the various things that the Doctor described as "language" earlier in the audio, this can be ''very harsh indeed''.]]
11th Jun '14 5:56:32 PM Aomic
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* CreepyMonotone: [[spoiler: When the guests start saying "ish" at the end of episode two. Except the Sixth Doctor, as per usual, who seems to be in a [[NoIndoorVoice shouting match]] with one of the guests.]]


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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: [[spoiler: When the Ish makes its presence known at the end of episode 2, The Doctor can be heard in the background emphatically arguing with someone while only saying "ish".]]
4th Jun '14 10:36:46 PM VeronicaWakefield
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* SoundEffectBleep: Used in-story as a means to keep Peri and Bob from hearing or saying ''...ish''. Also PlayedWith, when at one point Peri gets bleeped while very definitely saying [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something other than]] "...ish".

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* SoundEffectBleep: Used in-story as a means to keep Peri and Bob from hearing or saying ''...ish''. Also PlayedWith, when at one point Peri gets bleeped while very definitely saying [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar something other than]] "...ish".
4th Jun '14 10:33:10 PM VeronicaWakefield
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The Doctor uses Osefa's BizarreAlienBiology to create a makeshift VirtualGhost out of her memories. It turns out that Osefa and Book recently visited an ancient tribal culture, whose people believed that all of language was created by a single word. Osefa turns out to have used grant money to investigate a very non-scientific field called transcendental linguistic (which greatly offends Cawdrey). She was convinced that the amount of possible meanings a word can have reflects its lexical status. For example, a word like "as" or "so" can have dozens of meanings, whereas longer words are less frequently used, therefore more rare, therefore the longest word in the universe -- the Omniverbum -- will only have a single meaning and thus have maximum lexicographical weight. Everyone's all very skeptical about this until the conference's guests get stuck on a MadnessMantra of "...ish". And all the written text around them spontaneously develops errors.

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The Doctor uses Osefa's BizarreAlienBiology to create a makeshift VirtualGhost out of her memories. It turns out that Osefa and Book recently visited an ancient tribal culture, whose people believed that all of language was created by a single word. Osefa turns out to have used grant money to investigate a very non-scientific field called transcendental linguistic linguistics (which greatly offends Cawdrey). She was convinced that the amount of possible meanings a word can have reflects its lexical status. For example, a word like "as" or "so" can have dozens of meanings, whereas longer words are less frequently used, therefore more rare, therefore the longest word in the universe -- the Omniverbum -- will only have a single meaning and thus have maximum lexicographical weight. Everyone's all very skeptical about this until the conference's guests get stuck on a MadnessMantra of "...ish". And all the written text around them spontaneously develops errors.
31st Jan '14 2:21:42 AM erforce
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** "[[{{Alien}} Even in space, you could hear it scream]]."
** "[[MobyDick Call me Ishmael..!]]"

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** "[[{{Alien}} "[[Film/{{Alien}} Even in space, you could hear it scream]]."
** "[[MobyDick "[[Literature/MobyDick Call me Ishmael..!]]"
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