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Magestad
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06:05:11 PM Dec 6th 2015
Who wrote that orc means "foreigner" in Old English? The etymology of orc is known and it doesn't mean that. The Old English word for "foreigner" is wealh, plural wealas, from which we get "Wales" and "Welsh" as it was applied to the Britons.

I'm assuming good faith here, but I had to correct it since it's probably derived from English white supremacist nonsense.
PhantasyBard
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08:52:25 PM Dec 4th 2014
The page says "Ork" is the norm in Modern or Futuristic Fantasy but besides Warhammer 40,000 and Shadowrun, I can't find any other examples of the Ork spelling being used for such a setting. Are there any more? Being used in two series doesn't exactly make it the norm...
Psynei
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04:44:56 AM Feb 7th 2013
" the original model developed by J.R.R. Tolkien" - I take exception to this, Orc is a term borrowed from many places and there are many examples of prior use. The old English word 'orc' was a term for demon, the Orc-ne appears in Beowulf, there are many examples throughout Saxon and Norse literature to be found.
VVK
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07:29:53 PM Jul 21st 2012
This page's description seems to be having a discussion with itself. I'm mentioning this rather than changing it because repairing it would involve some judgment calls I can't make offhandedly at least.
megabyter5
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10:56:39 AM Mar 20th 2011
I don't like calling them just "Blizzard" Orcs. How about, "Blizzardic"? That's got a nice ring to it.
68.236.177.164
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01:06:12 PM Jan 13th 2011
In the Malazan book of the Fallen the Jaghut make fairly poor Orc analogs, as they are solitary, and individually extremely magically powerful. The Bargast as the living desendants of the T'Lann I'Mass are the ones who fit the blizard mode of Orcs better. They are a numerous herding people, who are described as being heavily muscled with a sloping forehead and little chin. They fit the barbarian warrior model the best in the series.
Psynei
04:44:20 AM Feb 7th 2013
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