Thursday, December 6, 2007

Bathroom Monologue: Wake up to go to the bathroom at 2:30 in the morning monologue

Orcish has the most limited vocabulary of any language. They're not particularly imaginative, and so when they come up with a word, they staple as many meanings to it as it can hold. For instance, "sluuk" has over a dozen meanings: stairwell, staircase, spiral stairs, wooden stairs, stone stairs, stairs made from bone, man-made slides, orc-made slides, chutes, steppes, shallow waterfalls, steel ladders, and wooden ladders. Interestingly "rope ladder" is not conveyed by "sluuk," but is instead conveyed by the same word as "net," "stockings," and "garter belt."

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