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Coidzor
2009-12-27, 05:47 AM
...How long did it take you to realize this was a pun?

I am rather embarrassed to admit that I only just now got it while on my way to the bathroom a few minutes ago. And I've been reading since before the first Parson's Klog... :smalleek:

On a scale from one to ten, how obvious was it to you?

Kilmrak
2009-12-27, 09:21 AM
I still dont see the pun there.

npc revolution
2009-12-27, 09:22 AM
I still don't get it,:smalleek: could you explain it please?
[edit] my first ninja'd

Noble Savant
2009-12-27, 09:29 AM
Say it out loud a few times. If that doesn't help:

Wand of Fireball

Geno9999
2009-12-27, 09:31 AM
peh, all you have to do is try to pronounce her name.
Wanda FireBaugh
Okay, Fire Wand, except she doesn't use fire spells.

HandofShadows
2009-12-27, 10:34 AM
And oddly enough she has yet to use one of these.

Shhalahr Windrider
2009-12-27, 11:43 AM
Okay, Fire Wand, except she doesn't use fire spells.
I think Aggro (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0106.html) looks like it might be a fire spell.

LurkerInPlayground
2009-12-27, 04:44 PM
It's a stretch.

I see "Fire Bough" every time I see her last name though. So the association with boughs and wands is pretty obvious. Fire is associated with magicians.

Basically, it's a vaguely mystical sounding name. I hesitate to read into her name's significance any further than that.

smuchmuch
2009-12-27, 06:39 PM
I think her name is supposed to be a pun on "wand of fireball" pronounced with somme kind of american accent.

Geno9999
2009-12-27, 10:00 PM
I think Aggro (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0106.html) looks like it might be a fire spell.

Maybe, but I've interpreted it as a ray of DEATH. But Fire works too.

Mando Knight
2009-12-27, 10:53 PM
I am rather embarrassed to admit that I only just now got it while on my way to the bathroom a few minutes ago. And I've been reading since before the first Parson's Klog... :smalleek:

Just today? Wow.

...O' course, I had it spoilered to me while browsing places like TV Tropes and Erfworld wiki...

Who wants to bet Wanda's recruiting cost was something like 22500 Schmuckers? :smallwink::smalltongue:

Shhalahr Windrider
2009-12-27, 11:50 PM
Maybe, but I've interpreted it as a ray of DEATH. But Fire works too.
Well, it looks like it’s burning its victims to me. :smallcool:

Noble Savant
2009-12-28, 02:38 AM
It's a stretch.

I see "Fire Bough" every time I see her last name though. So the association with boughs and wands is pretty obvious. Fire is associated with magicians.



I think her name is supposed to be a pun on "wand of fireball" pronounced with somme kind of american accent.

http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/baugh

This is how the second part is pronounced. Accents don't really enter into it.

Zeb The Troll
2009-12-28, 07:01 AM
It's a stretch.

I see "Fire Bough" every time I see her last name though. So the association with boughs and wands is pretty obvious. Fire is associated with magicians.

Basically, it's a vaguely mystical sounding name. I hesitate to read into her name's significance any further than that.Really? Because so much in Erfworld is exactly this kind of pun. With names like the Barbarian named "jillions of muscles" and the prince named "handsome", I think it's not a stretch at all to have the mage named "wand of fireball".

smuchmuch
2009-12-28, 07:58 AM
Just today? Wow.
Who wants to bet Wanda's recruiting cost was something like 22500 Schmuckers? :smallwink::smalltongue:

Ah ah .. ah humm... sorry, I don't get it.


http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/baugh

This is how the second part is pronounced. Accents don't really enter into it.

Really?
I alway though ball was pronounced, well, BALL, with the ls at the end.
Well thanks.

Zeb The Troll
2009-12-29, 02:16 AM
Ah ah .. ah humm... sorry, I don't get it.I could be wrong here, since I don't have my source books at hand, but I think he's talking about the list price for a Wand of Fireballs from the 3.5e DMG.

Claudius Maximus
2009-12-29, 01:32 PM
I could be wrong here, since I don't have my source books at hand, but I think he's talking about the list price for a Wand of Fireballs from the 3.5e DMG.

It does match the price for a 10th level Wand of Fireball. I can only assume that's what he means.

Mando Knight
2009-12-31, 02:45 PM
Really? Because so much in Erfworld is exactly this kind of pun. With names like the Barbarian named "jillions of muscles" and the prince named "handsome", I think it's not a stretch at all to have the mage named "wand of fireball".

The other prince is named "awesome-er." And they'll soon all be hers.

Rutskarn
2010-01-01, 12:10 PM
Really? Because so much in Erfworld is exactly this kind of pun. With names like the Barbarian named "jillions of muscles" and the prince named "handsome", I think it's not a stretch at all to have the mage named "wand of fireball".

Don't forget Stanley the Tool.
(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/ny/03.04.stanley.jpg)

Geno9999
2010-01-01, 07:42 PM
Don't forget Stanley the Tool.
(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/ny/03.04.stanley.jpg)

:smalleek:
That makes...
Wow Parson, you caught on to Erfworld quicker than I thought (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0020.html).
I can't believe I didn't catch that before.

Squark
2010-01-01, 07:59 PM
Don't forget Stanley the Tool.
(http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/ny/03.04.stanley.jpg)

Woah. I did not see that one.

Dust
2010-01-03, 12:53 AM
HA. That is excellent.

HandofShadows
2010-01-03, 01:12 PM
:smalleek:
That makes...
Wow Parson, you caught on to Erfworld quicker than I thought (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0020.html).
I can't believe I didn't catch that before.

Makes makes it even better is that Wanda almost certainly knows it's an insult.

dragonfan6490
2010-01-20, 12:25 AM
Wow, I totally didn't catch Stanley's, Wanda's or Jillian's pun. Although, I always pronounced Jillian's last name as Za-moo-sells

AgentPaper
2010-01-20, 01:35 AM
I didn't even get ansom's. :smalleek: :smallredface:

AstralFire
2010-01-20, 09:01 AM
I caught on to them all except Jillian and Wanda's.

- Pronounced Zamussels "Zah-MOOS-ells." The closest I could get was "lots of moose."
- The lack of 'Ls' at the end of Firebaugh meant that it didn't sound at all like fireball to me.

Heehee, clever!

Imgran
2010-02-17, 11:42 PM
Huh. I always pronounced "Bough" like "Bow," as in the piece of archery equipment. The two words have a similar origin.

Zeb The Troll
2010-02-19, 06:54 AM
Huh. I always pronounced "Bough" like "Bow," as in the piece of archery equipment. The two words have a similar origin.Except that it's spelled with an "a", -baugh, not -bough. :smallcool:

Jade_Tarem
2010-02-21, 10:45 AM
Aaaaand now we have Duke Adam Antium, although that one was pretty obvious. He'd better be pretty hard to kill.

AstralFire
2010-02-21, 05:35 PM
Aaaaand now we have Duke Adam Antium, although that one was pretty obvious. He'd better be pretty hard to kill.

Tramennis hasn't been tremendous.

Shhalahr Windrider
2010-02-22, 11:47 PM
- The lack of 'Ls' at the end of Firebaugh meant that it didn't sound at all like fireball to me.
Yeah, the trick is to keep thinking about the “cutesy” child-like pronunciations. Say “fireball” like a kid that mixes “L”s and “W”s, and it will come out pretty much the same as “Firebaugh.” It’s in the same vein as “gobwins.”