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Malicus

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I just had a moment of fridge logic
« on: March 13, 2010, 07:06:11 pm »

Urist is the canonical dwarven name, right?  Urist is Dwarven for "dagger".  However, dwarves do not use daggers.  Why, then, is it THE dwarven name?
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 07:07:29 pm »

Because dwarves are goddamned crazy.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 07:36:19 pm »

Because of 'Urist the Mad' from One Dwarf Against the World

I think it was pretty much after that that the name Urist took off.

Of course, the previous answer is good too.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2010, 08:57:18 pm by Greiger »
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 07:38:31 pm »

Because dwarves are goddamned crazy.

Come to think of it...  yeah, sounds about right.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2010, 08:10:56 pm »

for that matter, why do we call all of them McProfession? ???
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2010, 08:27:07 pm »

for that matter, why do we call all of them McProfession? ???

 Because 1.) for some reason, Dwarves are associated with Scottish accents, and 2.) "Mc" at the start of a last name is a stereotypical way to indicate that something is Scottish.  This is all in blatant disregard to the fact that Scottish people tend to be some of the biggest people on the planet, naturally.

 Me, I've always ended up with more Cattens in my forts.  (Catten means channel.)
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2010, 08:33:58 pm »

Because it is convenient. two words give you the fact it is a dwarf, and a profession or other adjective.

"This is a Dwarf that's a mason. Durr." Lame.

"Urist McMason." Catchy.

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Huh. Urist Konad is almost right...

Dwarves don't have a word for "Squad"? Odd.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2010, 09:00:12 pm »

Because dwarves are goddamned crazy.

sig'd. mostly cus I got nothing else to put there, but still.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 11:29:36 pm »

Also, surnames have often been of professions if not of place of origin.

See:

Joe Carpenter
Joe Smith
Joe... uh... Patel? (Farmer)
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 11:51:58 pm »

Because most dwarves dwarves are like daggers- they're completely useless. This is because they're about as smart as daggers.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 11:53:56 pm »

Because most dwarves dwarves are like daggers- they're completely useless. This is because they're about as smart as daggers.
Daggers aren't useless, they can be used in vicious, pointless and gory traps to impale and cripple their victims, like dwarves.

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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 03:13:42 am »

Even better- Dwarves have to be used in weird ways, at which point they become vicious, pointless and gory. :)
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2010, 04:01:39 am »

Also, surnames have often been of professions if not of place of origin.

See:

Joe Carpenter
Joe Smith
Joe... uh... Patel? (Farmer)

Carter, Tanner, Fisher, Shepard...
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2010, 10:40:16 am »

Also, surnames have often been of professions if not of place of origin.

See:

Joe Carpenter
Joe Smith
Joe... uh... Patel? (Farmer)

Carter, Tanner, Fisher, Shepard...

Wrex.
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Re: I just had a moment of fridge logic
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2010, 10:52:24 am »

"Wrex" isn't a profession. Neither is "Williams", "Alenko", or "Rayya".
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