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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-08-19 14:48
Subject: [writing] The miracle of names
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Tags:escapement, funny, writing
Working on Escapement, I have just changed the name of one of the airships in this book from Borborygmus to Notus. A sad day, for I liked the rumbling malice of Borborygmus as the name of an aerial ship of war, but others did not find that monicker such a gas as I did. Not everyone has the stomach for this kind of humor.
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Jess Nevins
User: ratmmjess
Date: 2007-08-19 22:03 (UTC)
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Aw...I liked yours better, too.
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Ann: Not blank
User: ann1962
Date: 2007-08-19 22:28 (UTC)
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I think that is funny. But then again I have a character named Chad who is almost hung.
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sheelangig: bench
User: sheelangig
Date: 2007-08-19 23:00 (UTC)
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Perhaps they scented a problem with it?

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User: connatic
Date: 2007-08-20 01:38 (UTC)
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I like the old name better... it has a hint (whiff?) of Iain Bank's Culture ship names.
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User: jeffsoesbe
Date: 2007-08-20 03:31 (UTC)
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I'd say this is also the "miracle of global search and replace" (or "replace all" for the Word-heads).

"intestinal rumbling noise" or "god of the south wind". Tough choice. Still some humor in the second one, if you think about it for a bit...

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