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    ...How long did it take you to realize this was a pun?

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    On a scale from one to ten, how obvious was it to you?
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    I still dont see the pun there.

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    I still don't get it, could you explain it please?
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    Say it out loud a few times. If that doesn't help:

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    peh, all you have to do is try to pronounce her name.
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    And oddly enough she has yet to use one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno9999 View Post
    Okay, Fire Wand, except she doesn't use fire spells.
    I think Aggro looks like it might be a fire spell.
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    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.

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    I think her name is supposed to be a pun on "wand of fireball" pronounced with somme kind of american accent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shhalahr Windrider View Post
    I think Aggro looks like it might be a fire spell.
    Maybe, but I've interpreted it as a ray of DEATH. But Fire works too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coidzor View Post
    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...
    Just today? Wow.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno9999 View Post
    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.
    Why are things all… blocky? And what’s with this pickaxe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LurkerInPlayground View Post
    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.
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    I think her name is supposed to be a pun on "wand of fireball" pronounced with somme kind of american accent.
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    This is how the second part is pronounced. Accents don't really enter into it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LurkerInPlayground View Post
    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mando Knight View Post
    Just today? Wow.
    Who wants to bet Wanda's recruiting cost was something like 22500 Schmuckers?
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smuchmuch View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeb The Troll View Post
    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".

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    That makes...
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    Woah. I did not see that one.
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    HA. That is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno9999 View Post

    That makes...
    Wow Parson, you caught on to Erfworld quicker than I thought.
    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.

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    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
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    I didn't even get ansom's.
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    I caught on to them all except Jillian and Wanda's.

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    - The lack of 'Ls' at the end of Firebaugh meant that it didn't sound at all like fireball to me.

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    Huh. I always pronounced "Bough" like "Bow," as in the piece of archery equipment. The two words have a similar origin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imgran View Post
    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.
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    Aaaaand now we have Duke Adam Antium, although that one was pretty obvious. He'd better be pretty hard to kill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade_Tarem View Post
    Aaaaand now we have Duke Adam Antium, although that one was pretty obvious. He'd better be pretty hard to kill.
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