Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Reason #583.6 Why I Love Terry Pratchett

A brief quotation from his 2007 novel Making Money (yes, the footnote—the whole purpose of this post—is found in the book itself). The context here is an argumentative sort of town hall meeting.

"As' chairman of the, Merchant's' Guild gentlemen may, I point out that these thing's represent a valuable labor force in this' city—" said Mr. Robert Parker.*

*As a member of the Ancient and Venerable Order of Greengrocers, Mr. Parker was honor-bound never to put his punctuation in the right place.

1 comment:

  1. He he. :) I gave Mark this book (http://www.amazon.com/The-Wit-Wisdom-Discworld-Novels/dp/0061370509/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0) for his birthday a few years ago, and it's full of wonderful bits of humor like that.


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