View Full Version : Erf=Earth?

2007-03-08, 09:57 PM
I was mulling over the replacement of R's to W's when I was thinking I thought. Ha! They call their world eawth. When I said this out loud I realized I had just said Erf. So Thats why I think The comic is called Erf world.

2007-03-08, 10:42 PM
Elegant. I think it's highly likely.

2007-03-08, 10:50 PM
But, Erf has only 3 letters; Earth has 5!

Wait, is this my first post on the Erfworld section?

2007-03-08, 11:54 PM

A pox on you master Burlew for keeping me from making a monosyllabic ambiguous response!

2007-03-08, 11:57 PM


It's been noticed a couple times before ;)

2007-03-09, 09:45 AM
Wow. Good job. But how, in all honesty, did you miss all the other threads discussing this very same thing?

2007-03-20, 07:37 PM
I think he missed them the same way I did. Not being into Erfworld that long.

2007-03-20, 07:42 PM
I just thought it was letter replacement for "Elfworld", considering the high number of elven clans in the comic.

2007-03-20, 08:50 PM
yeah, but then it would have to be mocking anime and japanese games a bit more.

2007-03-20, 08:53 PM
I figured that was too obvious to mention in the forum...

2007-03-20, 09:22 PM
Wait that can't be right, their Earth-mages call themselves dirtamaners. The planet they live on must be called dirt not erf!

2007-03-20, 10:49 PM
Many of the word changes involves 'w's for 'r's. I don't believe that's the absolute standard, just the most common change. Anything's possible I think, as long as the new name fits.

Innis Cabal
2007-03-21, 12:06 AM
not to sound cruel but are you serious? it has taken you this long to figure it out?

2007-03-21, 01:50 PM
I think he missed them the same way I did. Not being into Erfworld that long.

A very valid point.

Except that when this thread was started, I remember looking at the list of threads on the first page and finding ... I believe ... three other threads about the same topic. Most of them with very explicit titles.

So, a hearty thank-you is headed your way for having spent the time to take a peek at current (and past) discussion to answer your curiosities.

2007-04-15, 12:29 PM
I caught that too. Erfworld=Earth, but insane, stupid, cutesy, and computergamelike.

Tividar's Thorn
2007-04-16, 12:37 PM
I think the change is more subtle, like asking the stereotypical Japanese to say "brocolli." You get "brocorri" instead.

2007-04-18, 07:27 AM
I know that I am going to sound like a joy kill but... I dont think that I agree with you.

I have three basic reasons for this.

my first reason is that, I had (as one other poaster stated) thought that it had somthing to do with elfs (as in elfs instead of elves because this is a cutsy world not a strate tolcenesk world) and if you say ewlf I think that you get something pritty close to erf.

second because the titans were giant elve like Elvises I thought it might have somthing to do with either a mispronownsed combination of the words Elvis and Elfs (or posibly in this particulare case elves?) that or because their world was made by giant Elvi (plural for Elvis) they really did just name the howl world the universal sound for stuped (Uurfff...?)

and my third, but really most important reason that I think you might be wrong (and again I know I must sound like a terably wet blanket I AM SORRY...) is that I can a diffrence in the pronounciation of the two [erF and eaWrth... or perhaps it would just be eawth].
Explanation inclosed:When I pronounce Erf I start by pronouncing the affected R sound that one always does when a word has an 'er,' however, in this case I over affect the R and inso doing almost pronounce a soft e, and then obviously the word finishes with the 'fffff' sound that an F always makes. Contraraly when I say the "word" Eawrth the pernounciation I think would be constructed as such: -Wr-th. or in otherwords starts off with a soft though prominent affected U sound folowed by a strong W sound that roles into an very soft 'r' sound (I think of it as like a baby W that is to say the same kind of W pronounced when a baby askes, "whats Wrong?"), and then finally the most notisable diffirence in the two between Eawrth and Erf is that Eawrth Ends whith the strong virsion of the the 'th' sound were as Erf ends with (as I said earlyer) the 'ffff' sound.

of corse in the end the howl W replaysment discusion could be moot, as it is possable that we will find out at some point that unlike whoever named most of the things in Erfworld (who had a speach impediment involving Rs and Ws) the entity that actually named Erfworld its self simply had a lisp, and there for making you right after all as it would intrying to say Earth slip up and simply say Erf.

P.S.: for all in~tents and perposes pertaning to this poast, all spelling errors should be considerd jokes.

2007-04-18, 05:51 PM
Many of the word changes involves 'w's for 'r's. I don't believe that's the absolute standard, just the most common change. Anything's possible I think, as long as the new name fits. Also, Randa Fiwebaugh is a Cwoakamancew. She's rowking fow a rawlowd looking fow the fabled Awkentools.