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the kind of song where people dance in the street and give the singer apples and join in and a dozen lowly match girls suddenly show amazing choreographical ability [. Page 129 - "They keep extracting the urine" is a fancy way for Fred, who has been reading to improve his vocabulary for the new recruits, to say "They keep taking the piss. Page 35 - "Steal the secret of Fire from the gods" is a reference to Prometheus stealing fire from the gods for mankind in Greek mythology.
Vetinari accedes, making Carrot Captain of the Watch and elevating Vimes to the recreated position Commander of the Watch, and the rank of Knight. This line, in which Nobby confuses the length of time the clown has been dead with his length, ie height, resonates with the Monty Python Lifeboat Sketch in which the one castaway says to the other "How long is it" (meaning how long in time has it been) and the other responds with "That's rather a personal question! In the late 40s and 50s, no hot rod was complete without them and they became a symbol of 'dicing with death' - a willingness to race your hot rod on the street. Page 11 - 12 - The nobles list of previous rulers of Ankh-Morpork give the reader an idea of the state of things prior to Vetinari's arrival on the scene and make it clear why there isn't any support for Edward d'Eath's proposal to revive the monarchy and change the status quo: Homicidal Lord Winder is a major character in The NIght Watch, Deranged Lord Harmoni sounds like he is anything but harmonious and Laughing Lord Scapula, while his name simply means the shoulder blade, resonates with the Mafia. As she explains, since they are closer to the ground in the very low ceiling bar, their ears are closer to the ground too.The more likely source is that in earlier times the bell on the church tower or the hand bell of the town crier was used to summon attention. Since Threadneedle Street (ex Gropecunte Lane) is now the site of the Bank of England some would consider the original name to be more appropriate. Besides supplying the name for a Goth music group, the New Model Army was the Parliamentarian army which turned the tide of the English Civil War, and ensured the defeat of King Charles I. Lance-constable Angua von Überwald, later in the series promoted to the rank of Sergeant, is introduced in this book. Page 80 -"'That's three beers, one milk, one molten sulphur on coke with phosphoric acid --'" Phosphoric acid is in fact an ingredient of Coca Cola.
Now the one behind you, that's a big bow" This line resonates with many movie lines including Crocodile Dundee (Now that's a big knife). It can be used as a weapon and the most important example is the Scone of Stone, a take of on Scotland's Stone of Scone. 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. Page 115 - Sendivoge the Alchemist Guild secretary takes his name from a Polish alchemist named Michael Sendivogius.The morning star is any of several medieval club-like weapons consisting of a shaft with an attached ball adorned with one or more spikes. And someone armed and dangerous has been getting ideas about power and destiny and lost kings, committing a string of seemingly random murders across the city. The guests and family of the bride sit in the Chrysoprase as an applegreen variety of chalcedony, used as gem, but literally from the Greek words 'chrusos', gold and 'prason', leek. This term comes from sailing ships, where it signifies alternately backing and filling the sails, a method used when the wind is running against a ship in a narrow channel.