Books, Humour

The Wit and Wisdom of the Discworld

For those of you who are Terry Pratchett fans, you may want to know that another book has been released. This time it is a compendium of some of the witty observations made throughout the Discworld series.

It is cunningly called “The Wit and Wisdom of the Discworld”, and according to the publisher’s website contains the following sorts of commentary:

Interior decorating: “It’s a fact known throughout the universes that no matter how carefully the colors are chosen, institutional decor ends up as either vomit green, unmentionable brown, nicotine yellow, or surgical appliance pink. By some little-understood process of sympathetic resonance, corridors painted in those colors always smell slightly of boiled cabbage—even if no cabbage is ever cooked in the vicinity.” (Equal Rites)

And:

Travel: “Any seasoned traveler soon learns to avoid anything wished on them as a ‘regional speciality,’ because all the term means is that the dish is so unpleasant the people living everywhere else will bite off their own legs rather than eat it. But hosts still press it upon distant guests anyway: ‘Go on, have the dog’s head stuffed with macerated cabbage and pork noses—it’s a regional speciality.'” (The Last Continent)

If you are a collector of all things Pratchett, it is time to get your money out again.

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