[DWJ] Marcus (was:Pinhoe Egg, Ember Crinkle (Minor spoilers))
Belben, Philip (Energy Wholesale)
Philip.Belben at eon-uk.com
Thu Feb 15 04:50:36 EST 2007
Otter dug out a very old post by me:
> > But Marcus Green's (in SWM) are worth the effort to translate. I've
> > done almost all of those, now...
> I'd be interested in seeing these. I have had infinitesimal success.
I don't have them written down anywhere, alas. Here are a few that
spring to mind from memory:
When we first meet Marcus, trying to steal crumble mixture: "Bond Jewry"
= want jelly.
In Arth, when they are served "Ardy poo" (nasty food) and someone
describes a piece of meat as "like a slug", he remarks "Oddie Dug" =
Being interviewed by the High Head, Marcus becomes quite eloquent in
reporting his hunger. I can't remember everything he asked for, but it
included Gorblay (cornflakes) and Barberday (marmalade), and ended with
"Dillah, I need doad!" = Zillah, I need toast.
In the kitchen, he keeps asking for "damages", and explains this as
"Damn damn bitches" = jam sandwiches. On being offered a red slather or
a yellow slather, he confidently declares "dyke dead buds" = [I] like
When Marceny breaks up the party and has Philo taken away: "Oddy dady
bake Bilo god" = horrid lady make Philo gone.
But of his remark about centaurs, right at the end of the book, "Ort
bake ow. Bad doubt", I have little more clue than the King. Presumably
there's something about "horse make house" in there...
Hope this provides food for thought.
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