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Page 26 - Vimes regularly identifies where he is in Ankh-Morpork by the feel of the street through his thin cardboard soles.

Page 20 - Carrot says to Angua, "But you're a w - " Throughout this section Pratchett hints that Angua is something other than ordinary. The rhyme is said to be about the mob of Dutchmen that William of Orange brought over with him to England in 1688, with the "one in a velvet gown" being the Prince himself. Wolves operate this way and the victims of werewolfs in classic movies and tales are described as having their jugulars ripped open. Page 36 - The Trolls and Dwarfs marching resonates with the Catholic IRA and the Protestant Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in Northern Ireland. Page 104 - "interesting examples of dwarf bread" Dwarf bread is characterised by being as hard as rock (in fact it often has bits of gravel forged - not baked - into it.Page 288 - "There were already a couple of ushers in place, ready to ask guests whose side they were on. He missed the forge" Discworld and Roundworld both seem to have a tendency toward well meaning but misguided people rescuing creatures who do not want to be rescued. Clearly Carrot thinks she is going to change into something more suitable for being incognito instead of a policeman's uniform.

Originally, Harlequin's role was that of a light-hearted, nimble and astute servant, paired with the sterner and melancholic Pierrot, the leader who directed Auguste (based on Harlequin) to do his bidding. Which is a shame, because no one knows the streets of Ankh-Morpork or its criminal underworld better than him.It is therefore not surprising that opening a Fish Bar on the site of temple to a fish god is a bad move. These words are commonly found in source code and are intended to be modified or substituted before real-world usage. Cuddy is therefore absolutely right when he points out to Detritus: "If you can count to two, you can count to anything! This resonates with the Monty Python's Candid Photography ( Nudge Nudge) sketch which Pratchett has referenced in many of his novels, notably A Hatful of Sky and The Truth. This expression means that it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response, than to complain about the situation.

Rings may be sent from one party to another as tokens of love, distress, identification, used as signets, and so forth and are perhaps the most useful pieces of jewelry for purposes of communication or of intrigue. Detritus is silicon based as noted before so is exhibiting the same characteristics that a computer trying to reboot does.The advantage of a pendulum for timekeeping is that it is a harmonic oscillator: It swings back and forth in a precise time interval dependent on its length, and resists swinging at other rates.

Page 2 - Edward d'Eath's name is an obvious play on the word 'Death" but it is in fact an old English name. Page 27 - The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons resonates with all the real and pseudo care and rehabilitation facilties for every type of animal imaginable in Roundworld. And they need all the help they can get, because someone in Ankh-Morpork has been getting dangerous ideas – about crowns and legendary swords, and destiny. For non-British readers, BritRail was the national railway system that was privatized in the 1990s by the Conservative government. Pratchett is playing with the tradition from Christian, heterosexual weddings that the bride's parents sit in the first row on the left side of the aisle, while the groom's parents sit n the first row on the right side.Chrysoprase as an applegreen variety of chalcedony, used as gem, but literally from the Greek words 'chrusos', gold and 'prason', leek. Pratchett plays with the way misinformation and rumour spread and create distrust, prejudice and the threat of violence in the way the various groups describe what they have heard the other groups are doing.

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