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A sub dedicated to the works of Terry Pratchett, including (but not limited to) the hugely popular Discworld series of books.

A sub dedicated to the books of Terry Pratchett, especially the Discworld series.

Discworld is a series of fantasy books; it has also spawned several computer games and many TV adaptations.

For more information click here for Wikipedia or here for the official site of Terry Pratchett.

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I believe Dr. Whiteface would approve.

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2024/06/06
17:52 UTC

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Meaning of "skions" in "Guards! Guards!"

English is not my first language.

I used to read the translated version of "Guards! Guards!", but also thanks to this sub, I realized I was missing on a lot of puns. I just started to read it in English and I'm stumped at the word "Skions". At the very beginning, the grand master is trying to introduce the concept of an heir of a lost king to the brotherhood, and brother watchtower picks up and says:

"Yeah. They do that, you know. Happens all the time. You read about it. Skions, they're called."

What does "skions" mean? Is it a real word? Is it supposed to sound like a real word? How should I pronounce it?

Can someone please explain? I can't stop thinking about it but nothing seems to make sense. I'm sure something is lost on me due to the language barrier, if someone could help that would be great!

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2024/06/06
17:43 UTC

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I wonder if terry knew about this when he wrote masquerade?

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2024/06/06
17:04 UTC

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I've always loved this quote. It makes me think of who/what I would walk the gale for. Anyone else do that too?

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2024/06/06
16:46 UTC

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Theme park choice?

Hello!

I am going to Thorpe park on my own tomorrow and I really hate queues (adhd) so I thought that a DW audio book would help me pass that time nicely.

I have listened to all of them except the one I have kept back.

So any suggestions would be very much appreciated

I was think maybe Moving Pictures but idk

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2024/06/06
16:32 UTC

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just bought my first set!

Bought my first set of discworld books whichincludes all of thedeath storyline, and the full wizard storyline I believe? I haven't read any of these before, so I'm starting withmort. About halfway through now, how did you guys start out readingand whichwaywould you recommend?

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2024/06/06
14:52 UTC

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This plant tho!

2 Comments
2024/06/06
14:29 UTC

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And what do we know about one-in-a-million chances? I bet Reg Shoe would like a word.

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2024/06/06
11:35 UTC

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Wazzer and the Duchess

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2024/06/06
11:31 UTC

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Auditor Trap on B.C. Ferries

Original post: https://www.reddit.com/r/britishcolumbia/s/q6oS6r7EVE

BC Ferries is the government ferry corporation for British Columbia. And apparently a safe place to be if you need to delay the Auditors.

5 Comments
2024/06/06
08:00 UTC

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Mr. Wintler's brought another oddly-shaped potato from his garden

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2024/06/06
05:43 UTC

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Granny Weatherwax would like a word

I’m not sure if this comment is more relevant to Esme and her Borrowing, or Hex.

53 Comments
2024/06/06
00:59 UTC

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Everything will turn out if you've got

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2024/06/06
00:34 UTC

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The Hobbit

DEATH

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2024/06/05
23:38 UTC

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Omnian breakfast anyone?

These used to be branded as Mornflake.

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2024/06/05
16:48 UTC

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Moist? This USPS mail van is painted gold instead of white

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2024/06/05
11:37 UTC

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Moist’s Mail Van

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2024/06/05
10:41 UTC

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Death planned Susan!

Just finished up my second run through of the Hogfather audio book. It hit me as Death took Susan to save the Hogfather from the Auditors. "THIS IS A HUMAN THING." He knew before Mort that He needed a human agent to fight His battles on the Human level, He had Albert but he was a completely mortal Wizard and had limited time. Ysabel also was too human and didn't have the appropriate talents. So He found Mort gave him some of His power so he could marry His daughter in order to make Susan. She inherited the parts of Death that both parents had collected giving her a foot into the magical realm as well as the tools to fight the Auditors. That's why He only gave Mort another sixteen years of life that's all he needed to raise Susan. That's why he adopted Ysabel in the first place, why he remembers Susan during the events of Mort when she goes back in Soul Music. She was the goal all along.

Note: I'm not trying to paint Death in a negative light all these things were good for all involved it's just amazing how far he planned ahead.

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2024/06/05
10:35 UTC

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Good Omens 2 question

Does anyone know which PTerry book "makes a neat-o fan" in episode 2?

4 Comments
2024/06/05
08:56 UTC

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I wonder if the robber left a receipt and offered the victim a free matching crystal glass set of questionable quality.

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2024/06/05
07:46 UTC

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Albrecht Albrechtson in Round World

Is (the name) Albrecht Albrechtson inspirered from Round world?

Albrecht Albrechtson means son of Albrecht, so basically Albrecht son of Albrecht, and in Round World we had a Duke in Germany called Albrecht II Duke of Mecklenburg.

https://finnholbek.dk/getperson.php?personID=I14634&tree=2

His son, Albrecht of Mecklenburg (Albert in English), became king of Sweden.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert,_King_of_Sweden

Could this perhaps be the inspired Round World name, for Albrecht Albrechtson?

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2024/06/05
06:46 UTC

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Maskerade - An Immersive Discworld Soundscape

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2024/06/05
04:51 UTC

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Moving Pictures - > Men at Arms. Gaspode talking again?

Likely it's just my faulty memory.. But as the end of Moving Pictures, all the animals that could speak forget how to and revert to normal animals. Doesn't Gaspode as well?

He is talking again in Men at Arms and it's confusing me a little...

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2024/06/05
00:46 UTC

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Question about Vorbis in Small Gods

Spoilers for Small Gods.

I’ve been digging through a PDF of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. Is Vorbis deliberately connected to Aeschylus? Are there any similarities beyond the eagle?

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2024/06/04
23:10 UTC

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Some serious headology at work here!

5 Comments
2024/06/04
22:31 UTC

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