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Marina
2007-03-06, 05:19 PM
i cannot figure what does it actually mean? earth? no, earth world doesn't make sense. what do you think?

KillerCardinal
2007-03-06, 05:21 PM
i cannot figure what does it actually mean? earth? no, earth world doesn't make sense. what do you think?

I'm pretty sure that it means earth. Why wouldn't earthworld make sense?

Xerillum
2007-03-06, 05:24 PM
It's babytalk for earthworld, like dwagons, or gobwins.

Marina
2007-03-06, 05:27 PM
well, those two a basicaly synonyms, it just doesn't sound right

Cyclone231
2007-03-06, 07:27 PM
Egyptian Rat ****?

Jacob_Gallagher
2007-03-06, 08:33 PM
^^ Oh dear.

dakiwiboid
2007-03-06, 08:37 PM
i cannot figure what does it actually mean? earth? no, earth world doesn't make sense. what do you think?

What, didn't http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0026.html make it pretty clear that "Erf" is the only sensible equivalent to a man who thinks that "Earth" is a silly name for a home world, and that "dwagon" is a better name than "dragon"?

the_tick_rules
2007-03-06, 09:12 PM
yeah it seems redundant, but oh well

Maerad of Pellinor
2007-03-06, 09:12 PM
And he calls Earth "Stupidworld," which sets the example for joining something to the word "world" and coming up with a place's name....

archon_huskie
2007-03-06, 11:27 PM
Erfworld means Earthworld. 'nough said.

plommon
2007-03-07, 06:09 AM
I've allways read it like ELF-world though...
Lot of elfs and stuff..

Zeb The Troll
2007-03-07, 07:02 AM
well, those two a basicaly synonyms, it just doesn't sound rightI disagree that they're synonyms. Related? Yes. Synonymous? No.

Earth commonly has two uses, one is the name of our planet and the other is another word for dirt/rocks/etc. Neither usage really has the same meaning as "world".

Put another way, you'd never hear a scifi conversation where one character asks another "What earth are you from?"

To that end, I agree that Stanley's comment that "Earth" is a stupid name for a world and "dwagons" is a better name for dragons kind of sets up that Erfworld is an alternate Earth.

Electric_Monkey
2007-03-07, 07:09 AM
Maybe Stanley's universe also has a "Fiweworld", "Watuhworld" and "Airworld"

ObadiahtheSlim
2007-03-07, 12:17 PM
Whenever we have a thread on the baby talk, I can't but remember the line
"I have a fweind in Wome named Biggus Dickus"

Heliomance
2007-03-07, 12:35 PM
Put another way, you'd never hear a scifi conversation where one character asks another "What earth are you from?"


Neither would they say "What world are you from?" Planet is the most likely word to go in there.

Cyclone231
2007-03-07, 01:43 PM
The abbreviated form of Error Function is erf.

Wolf53226
2007-03-07, 02:23 PM
Maybe Stanley's universe also has a "Fiweworld", "Watuhworld" and "Airworld"

Does Kevin Costner rule Watuhworld?

Electric_Monkey
2007-03-07, 02:40 PM
Prince Kevin of the Post, you mean?

Zeb The Troll
2007-03-07, 06:01 PM
Neither would they say "What world are you from?" Planet is the most likely word to go in there.Sure you would. And even if you wouldn't see it, at least it makes sense, contextually.

(For what it's worth, google the phrase "what world are you from" and you'll get quotes from two films and ten pages of other hits. Google "what earth are you from" and you get exactly three, all of which use it in the context of "what Earth are you from" but can't be bothered with punctuation or capitalization.)

Even outside the realm of scifi there are phrases like "what color is the sky your world?" versus "what color is the sky in your earth?" Or "He's famous in the world of something-or-other," versus "He's famous in the earth of something-or-other."

You would never say "an earth" but you would say "a world". You would say "made of earth" but never "made of world".

They're related but they aren't the same.

World is a concept; Earth is a specific place, a proper noun; earth relates to things coming from the ground.

Fascisticide
2007-03-07, 11:19 PM
Erf.. it's like sneezing... someone sneezed the world into existance

Erk
2007-03-08, 06:35 AM
Erf stands for turn-based justice! Freedom of the Lords! Suffrage for twolls! THAT IS WHAT ERF STANDS FOR.

Ahem. I think the actual question of this thread has been pretty played-out.

Panda So Angry
2007-03-08, 12:33 PM
Seems like an expression of pain or exertion. Something akin to when Parson says "boop". Maybe that's just too obvious. ;)

http://i17.tinypic.com/3zkprwn.jpg

From http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0019.html

KoDT69
2007-03-08, 12:55 PM
Epitome of Retarded Fiction :smalleek:

Khantalas
2007-03-08, 01:40 PM
Or, Exemplar of Rocking Fantasy.

You know, fits better.

Jacob_Gallagher
2007-03-08, 04:43 PM
Everyone Runs From... Dammit, out of letters :smallbiggrin:

TheOtherMC
2007-03-10, 10:06 PM
Does Kevin Costner rule Watuhworld?

No, he just drinks his own urine and fails miserably at the box office. :smalltongue:

Costner: "I give you...Erf!"

Random Pirate: "But I thought it was only a myth!!!"