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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:02 pm
by xyzzy_n
Weep wrote:In what language is "de" "the"?
Dutch?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:02 am
by sven8705
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.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:26 am
by Sqauto
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.

The English Revenge was to take most of the grammer.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:39 am
by Conina
'De' = 'the' if you're a Discworld troll. Or just have trouble with the sound 'th'.

Dat is all. :P

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:06 am
by Free Radical
Weep wrote:In what language is "de" "the"?

Text messaging, though it seems to be less common now that predictive texting is so common...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:49 am
by Pennergy
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...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:54 pm
by Vavrek
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..."

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:39 am
by azrael_2001
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?

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:31 am
by Espylacopa
Azrael makes a good point.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:33 pm
by BenOni
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

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:46 pm
by NumberFourtyThree
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?


I remember in one thread there was a big long discussion of people arguing about exactly what kind of sword Susan had summoned in the goo fight, and when I suggested that perhaps he didn't have a specific real variety of sword in mind and simply meant to draw a sword he confirmed that and that ended the discussion.

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:00 pm
by Reg DeCurry
Evelyn, just like the Justicar.

(Bonus points if you read Paul Kidd's books.)

PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 3:59 pm
by ravenb
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

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:40 am
by Illusionist
We know what the El means, we know what Shive means, but what about Goonish? Eh? Eh? Nobody ever thinks about Goonish!


...


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!

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:10 pm
by Mewtarthio
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.

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:30 pm
by Ambi
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...

PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:49 pm
by Arxilius
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*

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:31 am
by Sqauto
Arxilius wrote:or maybe Eep.


Thats Lommy.

;)

PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:50 pm
by Kookykman
The Wikipedia article on him says Elliot...
:shifty:

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:29 pm
by Axel
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.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2006 11:09 pm
by Jbenant
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.




Never.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:51 am
by Dragonstar
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.)

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:57 am
by fishofthedead
e stands for edible

its tempting but where would we get more egs?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:40 pm
by Dekupower
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*

PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 11:41 am
by davecom3
It's...
Drastically Evil Shive
Dare Enter Shive
Do Enjoy Shive
Dark Entertainer Shive(The most probable of this list.)
Demons Endorse Shive