Discworld, was Re: what fruit bat?
|From:||Padraic Brown <agricola@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 7, 2002, 1:44|
Am 06.01.02, Christophe Grandsire yscrifef:
> En réponse à Joe Hill <joe@...>:
> > Ankh Morpork is urban England,
> Well, I've just bought my first Discworld book (the 25th: The Truth. What a
> prolific author :)))) ), and according to the description of Ankh Morpork, the
> fact that they use the dollar as currency, and its description as the "Big
> Wahoonie", I'd say it's a satire of New York.
Well, it is a world, and a mirror of worlds.
Note that the subdivision of the A-M dollar is the "penny",
a la England. Though the dollar itself is more like the US
gold dollar in size - "sequin sized" - though tis said that
seawater contains, on average, more gold than an A-M dollar!
As for the wahoonie, well, what can I say? A-M in summer is
a feast for the olfactory nodes! ;)
Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.