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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! ;)
> Christophe.
Padraic. -- Gwerez dah, chee gwaz vaz, ha leal.