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Tag Archives: Ankh-Morpork
Anti-discrimination, equal opportunities, multi-culturism, and the Discworld: Part 2 Klatchian Curry.
The favourite dish of the Discworld‘s, eponymous anthropomorphic personification of DEATH is of course a good Klatchian Curry. The customary Ankh-Morporkian version of which traditionally contains plenty of Swede. Which apart from telling the reader a lot about Ankh-Morpork, says a lot about … Continue reading
It was said that life was cheap in Ankh-Morpork. This was, of course, completely wrong. Life was often very expensive; you could get death for free. Terry Pratchett. Pyramids.
Issues of equal opportunities in the Discworld books seem to me to be most evident in the Ankh-Morpork City Watch, which is famously a equal opportunities employer. Less obviously but equally significant is the rehabilitation of witches as ‘Wise Women’, in the … Continue reading
“This man was so absent-mindedly clever that he could paint pictures that didn’t just follow you around the room but went home with you and did the washing-up.” Of Leonard of Quirm. — Terry Pratchett (The Last Hero: A Discworld … Continue reading
Cuius testiculos habes, habeas cardia et cerebellum. (When you’ve got them where it counts, their hearts and minds will follow) —–—Terry Pratchett