Talk:Making Money

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This is wikipedia, not a freaking advertising service.

What's your point? It's an article about a book being wriiten. It is not advertising it in any way. If you only want articles about things that can't be bought then that would rule out a lot of wikipedia. ::..SMI..:: 10:59, 21 October 2006 (UTC)

The person was I believe talking about this edit, which they subsequently reverted. Morwen - Talk 19:08, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Making-Money-Terry-Pratchett/dp/0385611013/ref=cm_lm_fullview_prod_8/202-6359431-9972614 Barbara Osgood 11:09, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

References?[edit]

surely there should be some mention of the references to the medici and pucci families from rennaisance italy? the character of cosimo is a (fairly obvious)reference to cosmo de medici, a very succesful banker, and the character pucci references the pucci family, very firm political allies of the medicis, also, pratchett has said before that the name vetinari was a play on medici -ross616- (talk) 20:39, 20 October 2010 (UTC)

Mutually Assured Burying[edit]

The article says that by providing the command "words" of the golems to everyone, a state of Mutually Assured Destruction is entered. However, the specific command that was revealed was mainly "Dig a hole and bury yourself", so it's more like a very enforceable mutual disarmament - noone can use these golems as weapons anymore because everyone can just shut them down. 91.64.230.176 (talk) 18:37, 14 March 2008 (UTC)

Exactly; anyone can now give the golems command because all countries know the easy secret. Lots42 (talk) 12:00, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

I've read it[edit]

Hi. I've just read this novel - I got a proof of it to review for a magazine. I won't go into detail because I don't want to spoil it for any of you, but just to confirm and /or dispel what's on the page at the moment, it's about introducing paper money to Ankh Morpork, and golems feature heavily. Moist and Spike are now a couple, and It isn't in any way about the Clacks. And the dog on the cover is the chairman of the bank. If anyone wants any more info, come and find me on my talk page! Cheers, Cardinal Wurzel 11:18, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Latatian translation[edit]

The banknote on the cover says "Ad Urbem Pertin". Can someone explain the not-latin? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 62.95.1.181 (talk) 14:20, 3 July 2007 (UTC).

Why is it "not-Latin"? It's "pertinet" but Moist's foot is covering the end of the word. It means something like "relevant / pertaining to the city". Moist has to convince people that paper money has value, so he argues that his banknotes are backed up by the whole infrastructure of Ankh Morpork, rather than just the gold in the bank vault. Cardinal Wurzel 17:33, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Thank you. I wrote "not-latin", because when Terry Pratchett writes something that looks like latin, i´ts usually not, if similar. That´s why I called my question "Latatian translation". —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 62.95.1.181 (talk) 09:19, 4 July 2007 (UTC).

Oh, okay. If you say so. Seems like real Latin to me, but I'm no classicist. Cardinal Wurzel 17:40, 4 July 2007 (UTC)
The term that Pratchett himself likes to use is "Dog latin", presumably because "Pig Latin" is already taken Webrunner 23:42, 5 July 2007 (UTC)
Dog Latin is basically pseudo-Latin: starting with English (or whatever) and making a joke translation of it into something that looks like Latin. For example, the official motto of the Watch: FABRICATI DIEM PVNC, which does not actually mean "Make my day, punk" in Latin, but looks like it should. Fumblebruschi 05:26, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
But does "fabricati diem" mean "make my day"? I know the PVNC is just "punk" written as if it was a Latin word. --RLent (talk) 20:29, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
No, it doesn't. It means something like "they create the day." The point of dog latin is not to be real Latin, but to jumble together Latin words in an English sentence structure so that an English-speaking reader can get the joke. 208.51.227.50 (talk) 22:47, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

publication date[edit]

Is the date right? Amazon are offering the book from 20 Sept and the page for I Shall Wear Midnight has 24 Sept. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Helen-Eva (talkcontribs) 15:30, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

It's the correct release date for North America, I believe. Geoff B 15:43, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
The date differs. Currently on the US amazon its the 18th. On Barnes & nobles its something like the 25th. UK amazon is somewhere in between. Tree1138 02:36, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Both Amazon and Waterstone have 20th for a UK publication date, as this is by a British Author, this would seem a more apropriate date to display... so I will change it. JP 09:24, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

I can confirm that. I work for Waterstone's and we already have stock, but the embargo is lifted tomorrow (20th). Cardinal Wurzel 19:14, 19 September 2007 (UTC)

Um, guys, who is going to be editing the page? The book came out, I have read it already... -Nosferatu5 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.28.24.222 (talk) 01:37, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Anyone can edit it. That's the point of Wikipedia. Be bold. Geoff B 03:25, 21 September 2007 (UTC)
Whoever editted it, I think it's a nice summary. :) Lottie 14:36, 2 October 2007 (UTC)

Having read it...[edit]

Having read it I must say it ain't bad, but I kinda feel that Pterry and the Discworld series - at least the one set in A-M - has jumped the shark with this one. *sigh* CharonX/talk 04:11, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Is it relevant to mention that in "Going Postal", the first Moist von Lipwig novel, Moist essentially introduces paper currency in the form of post-office stamps? People do begin trading the stamps as though they were coins of the same dollar amount in the novel, and Pratchett seems to have drawn the inspiration for this basic plotline from this fact (though this is coming from someone who has not read this book yet). —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.60.175.57 (talk) 08:20, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as stub, and the rating on other projects was brought up to Stub class. BetacommandBot 13:41, 9 November 2007 (UTC)

Making Terry Pratchett a Featured Article[edit]

This is a call to arms to make the Terry Pratchett article a Featured Article. It will greatly help the cause if all the side articles that link from it are of a reasonable standard. Terry Pratchett has around 40 side articles (ie the ones relating to his work) - I don't think they are all expected to be GA (Good Article) standard for TP to become featured, but certain basic elements will be looked at for sure.

A full list of the sub articles is here on the TP talk page: I'm posting this comment on the talk pages of each article on the list. Editors reading may also like to help with the TP article too?

The main issue, especially with smaller articles, is often a finding reasonable amount of citations, and prose can sometimes be a little POV too. Coverage of the topic is probably less important, but of course it needs to be reasonably good. --Matt Lewis (talk) 15:01, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

What is the meaning of money? Money means freedom[edit]

Money means having freedom to quit anytime from stressful full time enjoyment. When you have lots of money, you have the freedom to quit the boring job that sucks the energy out of you.

What is the meaning of money in lifestyle choice? Money means freedom to live life as you want. When you have lots of money, you can choose the lifestyle that you want. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 207.195.69.27 (talk) 19:56, 13 March 2012 (UTC)

Making Money movie[edit]

A new movie was just announced, it's Making Money! Here's a reference: https://twitter.com/stewtaylor/status/338309903334653952 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.207.131.6 (talk) 19:12, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Themes section[edit]

Could someone please explain why it would not be appropriate to have a list of primary themes listed in the themes section? I attempted to add a listing of themes, which was almost immediately removed. Just trying to get a better understanding - as a list of basic themes addressed is often appropriate for Pratchett's novels (many of which address themes beyond the obvious from the title - eg, disrimination and fashion in Unseen Academicals). If we are comfortable presenting an entire plot summary - sure a basic list of themes is appropriate for an encyclopedia setting. Thoughts? (I would particularly appreciate hearing from Barek, who had deleted the original addition.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.104.244.6 (talk) 23:04, 21 January 2014 (UTC)