March 3rd, 2007


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Discussion (12)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    Well, if it was good enough for Digger when she thought she was a rock, then it must be good enough for a Hyena.

  2. Domino says:

    Should have been Jim (regarding the earlier “I’m a wombat, not a lungfish” comment). Or Bob.

  3. Rachel says:

    Speaking as a editor, I love that Digger’s reason for not using “It” as a name was that “it’d play havoc with the pronouns.” I didn’t know wombats were so concerned with grammar 🙂

  4. TekServer says:

    Is it coincidence that “Ed” sounds like “et”, a (US) southern slang word meaning “eaten”? 😉

    @Rachel: proper attention to pronouns is perfectly practical. (Pardon the un-wombatish alliteration … )


  5. Michael says:

    US southern slang, my foot. In nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain “et” was considered the correct pronunciation of “ate” and pronouncing it “eight” was a vulgarism.

  6. Mouse says:

    *raises hand* Uh, I live in northern england and I’ve said et instead of eaten/ate my whole life…

  7. Jade says:

    Doesn’t anyone else think of Ed the hyena from the Lion King?

  8. Lica says:

    It worked backwards for me. Even thought i have watched the Lion King thousand of times since i was a child, i did not make the conection with the movie while reading this part of the comic. It was until I have read Digger, that re-watching the Lion King I couldn’t help but think of this Ed.

  9. Elkian says:

    XD Is Digger remembering the time as Edward the rock?

  10. CJ says:

    Rereading this from the perspective of early November 2010, it’s wonderful how powerful this simple scene really is.

  11. TekServer says:

    I never properly thanked people on this page for educating me on the British use of the “et” pronunciation. Being a resident of the American South, I had no idea that one of our colloquialisms had such noble origins (or at least parallelism)!

    I can’t help but further wonder, now, if Digger (or perhaps Ursula?) was influenced by fond memories of someone else earlier in her life named Edward.


  12. JET73L says:

    I only realized on this reread that “Ed” sounds like “it”.

    (*hopes intensely that previous readthroughs used JET73L and not Jechtael or even Jeyara*)