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LalaithUrwen
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Oooh, yes, I elect ED to pick our theme for July.


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No, you don't want it to be "speak only Quenya" month. :D

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Ai! Ai!

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Ai! Ai!
Is a balrog come?

Or are you just expressing general aagragaah?

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I dunno, I just assumed it was "Oh Shit!" in Quenya...

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No, Ai translates as, "Who will clean up the mess".

If you read the passage, it makes perfect sense.

July is an Ack month for me because I have to choose which 20 of the 22 people in my department I have to sack (much is being relocated to India). Not nice.

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It won't make it any better of course but I will treat that as confidential.

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I dunno, I just assumed it was "Oh Shit!" in Quenya...
It is actually Sindarin. :D But you can use it like that if you wish.

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Okay, this isn't strictly to do with aagragaah, but I thought you might enjoy some more of Detritus the Troll's unique perspective on life. From The Fifth Elephant:
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They walked into the hall, and Vimes's eye fell on a pile of cards on a table by the door.

'Der's been a lot of visitors,' said Detritus.

Vimes took a handful of cards. Some of them had gold edging.

'Dem diplomatics all want you to come for drinky-poos an' stories about chickens,' the troll added helpfully.

'Cocktails, I think you'll find,' said Vimes, reading through the pasteboards.

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Was he not wearing his special helmet?

(What happened to that helmet? Is it just me or does it just vanish after "Men at Arms"?)

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Remind me - what special helmet?

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The one with the cooling fan.

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That must be sometime after The Fifth Elephant.

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Crucifer
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It's a good bit before. It's in men at arms, which is the one where he joins the Watch I think. But for some reason, the helmet doesn't show up in any other books. I seem to remember Detritus deciding not to wear it for some reason...

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Oh, I see. According to this wikipedia article:
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While Detritus does not have much imagination, he is fairly intelligent, by troll standards, especially since the end of Men At Arms, when Cuddy made a clockwork cooling helmet for him, which reduces the effect heat has on the conductivity of Detritus' silicon brain. The helmet stopped working completely in the desert heat of Jingo, but has been repaired by the time of The Truth. Like all trolls, he becomes extremely intelligent as the temperature drops, once almost developing a grand unified theory of everything in several hours when locked in a 'Pork Futures' warehouse.

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Ah right. I only read Jingo once, so that's where I missed it. Glad that's been cleared up.

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I should be able to find you another word for August, if you like. Trichotillomania goes well with aagragaah, especially fulfilled aagragaah, but it's a bit depressing. What about paragoge, agley, eidolon, shtick, or cancrine?

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We could have a "What happened to having a theme month every month?" theme month.

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So start one then! :poke:

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