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Monday, 26 September, 2005 by L
                    
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: "Newtkind is grouped in the ':' genus - lizards."
                    
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: "But it seems that the DevTeam hasn't learned that us newts are amphibians!"
                    
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: "So, we've decided to make our own 'amphibian' genus..."
                    
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: "...which shall contain newts, salamanders and axolotls."
                    
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: "But our genus needs an ASCII symbol to call its own, and very few are unused."
                    
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: "In fact, the only unused symbols are the numerals 6, 7, 8 and 9."
                    
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9 "Thus, owing to its vague resemblance to the tadpole, we chose '9'."
                    
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9 "And so-"
= "Warning, Dudley! A joke at your expense is approaching!"


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Kernigh September 26, 2005 01:56
First comment: 6 April, 2005 349 comments written
Is the comma ',' used for anything? I do not remember seeing any , in NetHack.
Nesman September 26, 2005 05:26
First comment: 4 January, 2005 112 comments written
I don't think they are, but It'd be hard to tell them from floor spaces and statues for a lot of people.
Jonas September 26, 2005 09:46
First comment: 15 July, 2005 24 comments written
What is =?
Errr, and I understand that the newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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turned into a very dangerous creature (9)?
Or is it some "number" joke, like 3+3=6?
Sabine September 26, 2005 10:14
First comment: 26 September, 2005 5 comments written
It is about how rings of warning work: They'll show approaching creatures (out of sight) as numbers. The higher the number, the more dangerous it is.
Nameless September 26, 2005 10:19
First comment: 29 December, 2004 281 comments written
LOL LOL LOL. Best newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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joke, ever.
Nesman September 26, 2005 12:04
First comment: 4 January, 2005 112 comments written
? = scrollAnd I was gazing on the surges prone,
With many a scalding tear and many a groan,
When at my feet emerg'd an old man's hand,
Grasping this scroll, and this same slender wand.
I knelt with pain--reached out my hand--had grasp'd
Those treasures--touch'd the knuckles--they unclasp'd--
I caught a finger: but the downward weight
O'erpowered me--it sank. Then 'gan abate
The storm, and through chill aguish gloom outburst
The comfortable sun. I was athirst
To search the book, and in the warming air
Parted its dripping leaves with eager care.
Strange matters did it treat of, and drew on
My soul page after page, till well-nigh won
Into forgetfulness; when, stupefied,
I read these words, and read again, and tried
My eyes against the heavens, and read again.
        [ Endymion, by John Keats ]

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Janos September 26, 2005 13:34
First comment: 18 August, 2005 40 comments written
Oh! A ring ofThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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warning. I knew what it does, and I suspected it has something to do with being dangerous. But I didn't remember that = was a ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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Larnde Solen September 26, 2005 15:04
First comment: 18 February, 2005 14 comments written
Do you remember all the 'ring ofThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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warning' strips a while back? I expect this is the return of them.
stormy September 26, 2005 20:02
First comment: 9 July, 2005 44 comments written
yeah, those wereIn 1573, the Parliament of Dole published a decree, permitting
the inhabitants of the Franche-Comte to pursue and kill a
were-wolf or loup-garou, which infested that province,
"notwithstanding the existing laws concerning the chase."
The people were empowered to "assemble with javelins,
halberds, pikes, arquebuses and clubs, to hunt and pursue the
said were-wolf in all places where they could find it, and to
take, burn, and kill it, without incurring any fine or other
penalty." The hunt seems to have been successful, if we may
judge from the fact that the same tribunal in the following
year condemned to be burned a man named Giles Garnier, who
ran on all fours in the forest and fields and devoured little
children, "even on Friday." The poor lycanthrope, it appears,
had as slight respect for ecclesiastical feasts as the French
pig, which was not restrained by any feeling of piety from
eating infants on a fast day.
        [ The History of Vampires, by Dudley Wright ]

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funny "warning - fighting a yendor platoon on a drawbridge when wearing no armourâ¦" or whatever
anticheese@gmail.com December 22, 2005 04:28
First comment: 22 December, 2005 6 comments written
Here's coincidence: My quizz question is "What is a ringThree Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne,
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
        [ The Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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Banjooie March 23, 2006 18:22
First comment: 23 March, 2006 6 comments written
Anticheese: Frodo don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.
Fathead July 18, 2006 20:05
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Groan.
Fathead July 18, 2006 21:17
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
The Newt(kinds of) small animal, like a lizard, which spends most of
its time in the water.
        [ Oxford's Student's Dictionary of Current English ]

"Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
        [ Macbeth, by William Shakespeare ]

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Grognor April 16, 2007 08:35
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
EEEEXXXXCCCCEEEEELLLLLLLLEEEENNNNTTTT!!!!
Dextery October 4, 2007 03:11
First comment: 4 October, 2007 6 comments written
Coincidence that it would form 911 as the creatures are approaching?

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