Comments: 5
Murder by Death 6 months ago
omg those names - why? WHY?

(We're meeting with our accountant tonight - I sort of want to show him this :D )
BrokenTune 6 months ago
I hope you did show him this. ;)

As for the names, ... They actuallly make sense in that they are using a kind of quantum leap to have several iterations of the same character appear at the same point in time to increase productivity.

So there are various iterations / copies of Ptaclusp all named as derivatives Ptaclusp II a, II b, etc. and because there is no limit to how many iterations, there are several copies of II a, so IIas.

I actually really liked Pratchett taking the proverbial with this one. :D
Murder by Death 6 months ago
I'm on board with the idea and logic, but can't support the original base name: I stopped reading your quote several times to try to definitively figure out the correct pronunciation of Ptaclusp, and no iteration I came up with sounds like anything other than trying to cough with a lisp.
BrokenTune 6 months ago
Nigel Planer went for "Pa-ta-clusp". :)
Murder by Death 6 months ago
Ah, audio I could do; if I can't see it, I can't stress about how to say it. :D