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Author Topic: Gnomish Language Subversion  (Read 657 times)

jeff37923

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Gnomish Language Subversion
« on: May 18, 2010, 08:44:16 AM »
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The most worrisome thing about gnomes is that the "G" is silent in their race name. What kind of diabolical reason is there for this? Is it a nefarious attempt to subvert the English language? Or is it somehow connected to Wodehouse's use of the silent "P" in pfish?


It has been suggested that this become its own thread and I agree since it clearly demonstrates the severity of the Gnome problem. Yet their use of silent letters also is a clear demonstration of the stealth and trickery of those same Gnomes.

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Gnomish Language Subversion
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 04:49:39 PM »
I have often considered this mystery. Suffice it to say that I believe it is an attempt to subvert and warp the importance of the letter G, long-since considered a very important mystical symbol in certain human esoteric orders.

It is like they're saying "we are the hollow emptiness where (what G represents) is not to be found" or that they are the antithesis of this principle.

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