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"Nesbit," anyone?

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  • DeepFixer
    Eternal Champion
    • Dec 2003
    • 2249

    "Nesbit," anyone?

    Hokay:

    I was watching my Monty Python's Flying Circus DVD set, and in several episodes they use the word 'Nesbit,' as a character name.

    That reminded me of someting from one of the Elric books. There was some tower, maybe in Immryr, where Yrkoon was holding Cymoril, maybe?, that was called 'something-somethin-nezbitt.'

    Is this some common British word/name, or did Mr. M copy it because he's maybe a Python fan?

    Be mighty strange to see Elric silly-walking, or Moonglum flogging dead parrots!
    Madness is always the best armor against Reality
  • VonWeiner
    Eternally Confused
    • Jan 2004
    • 950

    #2
    Or fighting The Knights Who Say Ni (or is it Nee).
    When they had advanced together to meet on common
    ground, then there was the clash of shields, of spears
    and the fury of men cased in bronze; bossed shields met
    each other and the din rose loud. Then there were
    mingled the groaning and the crowing of men killed and
    killing, and the ground ran with blood.

    Homer, The Illiad

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    • DeepFixer
      Eternal Champion
      • Dec 2003
      • 2249

      #3
      Originally posted by VonWeiner
      Or fighting The Knights Who Say Ni (or is it Nee).
      Well, that might work if their name is changed:
      "The Warriors on the Edge of Time Who Say 'Ni!' "

      ". . . Over poisoned crystal deserts, where the ruined towers shout: 'Ni!'
      Crossing lakes that cry 'Albatros!' as we pass by."
      Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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      • Jules
        Eternal Companion
        • Jan 2004
        • 609

        #4
        E.E.Nesbitt was a famous children's author (one of her characters being an Oswald Bastable)

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        • DeepFixer
          Eternal Champion
          • Dec 2003
          • 2249

          #5
          Originally posted by Jules
          E.E.Nesbitt was a famous children's author (one of her characters being an Oswald Bastable)
          Aha!

          That could be the connection, then.
          Madness is always the best armor against Reality

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          • PsychicWarVeteran
            Flesh Bag of Mostly Water
            • Mar 2004
            • 2554

            #6
            Originally posted by VonWeiner
            Or fighting The Knights Who Say Ni (or is it Nee).
            They are no longer the Knights Who Say Ni. They are now the Knights Who Say Ecky-Ecky-Ecky-Pa-Choing-Zoooooom-Boing!
            "Wounds are all I'm made of. Did I hear you say that this is victory?"
            --Michael Moorcock, Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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