Pratchett Quote/Trivia Thread

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  1. Unraveller

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    Ok, this is just like the other trivia/quote threads except both in one. So if you guess the answer you can choose either a quote or a trivia question from any of his books. If the asker hasn't replied to an answer after a week then someone else can verify it.

    Ok, first question:

    What is the translation given for, "Stercus, stercus, stercus, moritus sum."?
     
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    Reporting for duty sir! *salutes*

    Can't remember what it meant, though - only that Rincewind said it.
     
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    It means, "oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, I'm going to die"
    (Pretty Butterfly translates it as "Oh excrement, I am about to die")
     
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    Bingo, you're up.
     
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    Who is Perdita X Dream?
     
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    The thin girl inside Agnes Nitt
     
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    Yep, that's her.
     
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    Sorry about the delay, I had to read Wintersmith...

    Why is Captain Ironfoundersson nicknamed Carrot?
     
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    Because of his shape.

    (As opposed to his hair, which his father cut short for reasons of Hygiene).
     
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    Right again, fire away.
     
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    What's Angua's real first name?
     
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    Wasn't it Delphine?
     
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    Why, yes it was. Your turn then.
     
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    Come on, Liadan, where are you?
     
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    Sorry, I completely forgot about the thread. :S This is why I rarely participate in trivia threads, lol.

    Anyway... new question, should be pretty easy:

    Which flower holds a special meaning for Vimes, Colon, Nobby, Reg Shoe, et al, and why? (Hope this makes sense. :p)
     
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    Oh. Shoot. Um, it's in Night Watch, and it's because they wore it as a method of identification during that rebellion thingy... er... dammit, I specifically remember Vetinari saying he held it in his teeth while he fought. Sybill grows it... her butler picks a sprig for Vimes... shoot, it's been so long since I read that book...

    Nope, sorry, can't think of it. Where'd Unraveller go? He'd know.
     
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    Yep, he would. He knows everything on Discworld, I bet. :p
     
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    It was the lilac, I'm pretty sure.
     
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    Yep, it was. But who should get the point? Clouded_Perception got the reason why, but Dol got the actual flower itself...
     
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    Let Dol do it, he has new-guy privelages. :)