Speculation: The "E" in DEShive

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Postby xyzzy_n on Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:02 pm

Weep wrote:In what language is "de" "the"?
Dutch?
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Postby sven8705 on Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:02 am

Yeah, remember that English, though it borrowed highly from the French, has its basis in German.

That said, de sounds like the. This has no input from the meaning of de in any other language.
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Postby Sqauto on Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:26 am

sven8705 wrote:Yeah, remember that English, though it borrowed highly from the French, has its basis in German.


"Borrowed" is because they took over for a few hundred years after Hasting.

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Postby Conina on Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:39 am

'De' = 'the' if you're a Discworld troll. Or just have trouble with the sound 'th'.

Dat is all. :P
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Postby Free Radical on Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:06 am

Weep wrote:In what language is "de" "the"?

Text messaging, though it seems to be less common now that predictive texting is so common...
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Postby Pennergy on Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:49 am

Demonic Duck wrote:I reckon it's Ezekiel. (Well... probably not. But I like the name Ezekiel, so meh.)


Nah. It must be Elizabeth!

I actually know a guy with the middle name Ezekiel who wants to change it to Elizabeth...
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Postby Vavrek on Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:54 pm

Conina: Or if you're a Warcraft troll, though I seem to remember a few "da"s instead of "de"s. "Da ting to do, mon, is keel da one charge..."
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Postby azrael_2001 on Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:39 am

DarkShive wrote:I want to answer but it would kill the thread ^^;
Dan, please, remember you're dealing with Bunnies here; since when do categorical answers from you stop us speculating about anything?
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Postby Espylacopa on Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:31 am

Azrael makes a good point.
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Postby BenOni on Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:33 pm

Weep wrote:In what language is "de" "the"?

In French, it's "of", and as far as I know, same for Spanish. "Of Shive" could still work, but it's not "The Shive". :P


The only persons with the "De" prefix in their names that I personally have ever known have all come from italian stock. Considering Italy - France proximity and lingual similarities, I'm betting on Italian.

And the 'E' in his name? I'm gonna go with the folks who've guessed Edward or Ethan
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Postby NumberFourtyThree on Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:46 pm

azrael_2001 wrote:
DarkShive wrote:I want to answer but it would kill the thread ^^;
Dan, please, remember you're dealing with Bunnies here; since when do categorical answers from you stop us speculating about anything?


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Postby Reg DeCurry on Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:00 pm

Evelyn, just like the Justicar.

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Postby ravenb on Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:59 pm

I suspect that, in naming Elliot, Dan just reversed his own first and middle names.

Thus, Daniel Elliot Shive ==> Elliot Daniel Dunkel

Plus, "Daniel Elliot" just sounds better than any of the other combinations of names I've seen proposed here ... though "Daniel Evil Shive" made me laugh. :D
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Postby Illusionist on Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:40 am

We know what the El means, we know what Shive means, but what about Goonish? Eh? Eh? Nobody ever thinks about Goonish!


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Postby Mewtarthio on Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:10 pm

As you'll recall, in the Q&A session right before "Tam Eh Tedd," Sarah hires a large goon. The comic is named after him.
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Postby Ambi on Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:30 pm

Mewtarthio wrote:As you'll recall, in the Q&A session right before "Tam Eh Tedd," Sarah hires a large goon. The comic is named after him.

And we know from Cyndi Lauper the Goonish are good enough...
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Postby Arxilius on Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:49 pm

Egalitarianism!

or maybe Eep.

But, seriously, Elliot has gotta be it. And if it wasn't before, it is now! *rummages through birth certificates* *Scribbles on Dan's*
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Postby Sqauto on Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:31 am

Arxilius wrote:or maybe Eep.


Thats Lommy.

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Postby Kookykman on Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:50 pm

The Wikipedia article on him says Elliot...
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Postby Axel on Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:29 pm

Illusionist wrote:Hey, why are you men in white coats here? What are you doing with that straight jacket? Help! Help! They're coming to take me awayyyyyyy-hay-hay!

To the happy home? With trees, and flowers, and chirping birds, and basket weavers who sit and smile and twiddle their thumbs and toes and they're coming to take you away, haha!?

Oh, and on that note, we may have just gone far enough off topic that an answer to the original question would accomplish nothing.
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Postby Jbenant on Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:09 pm

Thusly I shall provide exactly that answer. Those who guessed Elliot are correct. I know this for a fact. How do I know? Because wikipedia told me, and we all know that wikipedia is never ever wrong. Never. Ever.




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Postby Dragonstar on Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:51 am

I know of a historical example where "de" was translated to "the."

One of the noble families of Normandy to migrate to the British Isles was the De Bruce family (I might be misspelling the original name there.) By they time the most famous member of the family came around, it was translated to "the Bruce." Thus, Robert the Bruce (a.k.a. King Robert I, King Robert the Great, or That-Scottish-king-who's-name-was-dragged-through-the-mud-by-being-portrayed-as-a-sissy-fence-sitter-in-Braveheart.)
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Postby fishofthedead on Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:57 am

e stands for edible

its tempting but where would we get more egs?
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Postby Dekupower on Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:40 pm

i think it stands for nothing its all a hoax! its just D spelled DE. It is all a part of his manicle plan! *Walks off ranting*
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Postby davecom3 on Sun May 13, 2007 11:41 am

It's...
Drastically Evil Shive
Dare Enter Shive
Do Enjoy Shive
Dark Entertainer Shive(The most probable of this list.)
Demons Endorse Shive
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