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Prorescia
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Possible Typo (I'm not sure)

Postby Prorescia » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:47 am

Issue #478 includes this " 'No problem, I can Handel the funding for you,' suggests TV-producer Daniel Roosevelt."
I am not sure if handle is spelled like that on purpose which is why this is only a possible typo.
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Postby The Cosmic Mainframe » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:50 am

Prorescia wrote:Issue #479 includes this " 'No problem, I can Handel the funding for you,' suggests TV-producer Daniel Roosevelt."
I am not sure if handle is spelled like that on purpose which is why this is only a possible typo.

I believe that's a pun referencing the classical composer George Frideric Handel.
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Postby Westinor » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:50 am

I believe that is a reference to German composer George Frideric Handel. Also, I believe you mean Issue #478 - this would make sense in the context of the issue being about Opera houses.

EDIT: I've been sniped! :p
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Candlewhisper Archive
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:55 am

I cringe at that issue now. If an author submitted that now, I'd point out that visual-only wordplay puns make no sense within the game's reality, as no character present would be able to hear any pronounciation difference between "handle" and "Handel".

Still, that was 5 years ago. :oops:
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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:58 am

Aha, turns out I wasn't an editor back then, and the "Handel" pun wasn't in my original submission. I feel a lot better now!

This was a fun flashback for me:

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Postby Trotterdam » Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:35 am

Actually, the German word "Händel" is pronounced not-quite-identically to the English word "handle". Although according to Wikipedia, the guy moved to Britain at the age of 27, and changed his name to use the English spelling and pronounciation. I still often see the German spelling (with umlauts), though, and often hear people pronouncing "Handel" that way even when it doesn't have umlauts.


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