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DaibhidC
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11:53:47 AM Oct 23rd 2013
The "Carolos Linoleum" bit in the Discworld entry doesn't come from any of the books as far as I know, and a Google search doesn't bring any fanfic up. Is it from some Emporium spin-off (I didn't think they'd done the Bestiary yet)?
DaibhidC
02:42:20 PM Apr 29th 2014
edited by 86.138.210.236
Since no-one got back to me about this, I removed it. Posted here for posterity and in case anyone does know where, if anywhere, it comes from. (And because, canonicity aside, it's actually quite good.)

  • Discworld naturalist, Carolos Linoleum, devised the Latatian taxonomy that gives all creatures a scentific name. He turned in completely uncontroversial performance on mundane animals, but allowed his prejudices to get the better of him on sentient races. Possibly figuring trolls and dwarves were too thick to understand Latatian, he classifed the Dwarf race as Hortus Decorus (Garden Ornament), and Trolls became Stultus Sternum (Stupid Rock). Vampires were filed under Nosferatu Sanguinaie (Bloody Undead) and werewolves as Canii Bonii (Good Doggies). The Watch classed his death as Suicide.
MikeRosoft
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02:28:38 PM Sep 16th 2011
Removed natter:

69.131.26.126
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05:25:36 PM Jan 25th 2011
I see that nobody had gotten rid of this trope. I think that it should be gotten rid of.
MikeRosoft
02:27:47 PM Sep 16th 2011
Er. This tope is meant to list fictitious slurs from sci-fi/fantasy/etc. works.
69.131.26.126
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09:27:49 PM Nov 3rd 2010
There's nothing fantastic about slurs. Whoever came up with that idea should be punished.
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