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« Reply #15 on: 12 July 2008, 16:50:54 »

From the Yepran entry:

The Yepran, like most other toads, is four legged and has very muscular hind legs for hopping through the rainforests. Such hugely powerful legs are quite a necessity for the Yepran, since its large mass requires a considerable amount of force for it to be shifted. The beast’s limbs are so large that they seem too bulky, even for a creature of this magnitude, giving them a (to some) comical appearance. This characteristic led to the phrase "…like Yepran legs" which entailed something was in greater quantities than required, perhaps conveying greed, gluttony or riches i.e. "He has gold like Yepran legs".
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« Reply #16 on: 03 August 2008, 20:50:52 »

From Jud'y Lopstere entry:

Sayings: "As slow as a lob on land", "Cross as two Cobsters in springtime" "Lopstere-lover" (for a person behaving in a manner perceived above their class, meaning stuck-up, hoity-toity).
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« Reply #17 on: 10 August 2008, 14:20:28 »

Proverb/Saying: "He's got no more dreams than a Kyranian, only lookin' to <insert occupation here> (ex. 'plow the fields') for the rest of his life."
Meaning/Explanation: Said by one adult to another about a child that doesn't have the common childish fantasies about riding winged horses, battling beasts, and/or taming dragons like the heroes in bedtime stories.
Origins: Human, Southern Sarvonian

Proverb/Saying: "As pretty as a Kyranian."
Meaning/Explanation: Most commonly directed to a young male who makes his friends wait while he works toward looking his best before heading to the local tavern for the night. It is also used sarcastically by a man or woman to point out someone who is ugly. The second way is sometimes used as a joke among male/female friends.
Origins: Human, Southern Sarvonian

Proverb/Saying: "You been standin' behind them Longhorns (horses or other cattle as well) again?" or "Run along now and don't go standin' behind no Longhorns yaself now boy/girl."
Meaning/Explanation: The first is said to a youth that has a sprinkling of freckles across the bridge of their nose, mostly said by fathers, uncles, and/or grandfathers of the child. The second is used by elders that catch another youth messing with a boy/girl about their freckles.
Origins: Human, Kyranian
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« Reply #18 on: 17 August 2008, 07:46:08 »


SAYING  "Yu'll get nowt fer nowt wi' an orc"

TRANSLATION  "You'll get nothing for nothing with an orc"

ORIGINATOR  Varek, Kaaer guide occasionally used by Azhira El'rosse

MEANING  Refers to the notoriously hard bargains driven by orcs in their trading, even with members of their own families.
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« Reply #19 on: 11 January 2009, 00:40:08 »

SAYING  "Only a dead man sweats"

Meaning/Explanation: This saying is used as a warning to those who travel the frozen wastes.  As a matter of survival, one cannot let themselves get wet through exertion, or they will soon find themselves at risk of freezing when the exertion stops.

Origins: Human, Remusian
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« Reply #20 on: 22 January 2009, 04:44:20 »

Saying: Do not crack whips at my warg!

Meaning: Do not anger me.

Origin: Navek Boneshredder, Rhom-Oc war general.
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« Reply #21 on: 01 March 2009, 08:21:05 »

Sayin': "Never give an orc a cookie."

Meanin' / Explanation: You always seem to regret it as even the most civilized ones have a habit of talking with their mouth's full. Also meant to be a general warning given to someone who is prepared to do something they know they'll regret.

Origin: Researchers and Writers for the Santharian Compendium (or anyone who has met Tharoc)
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« Reply #22 on: 01 March 2009, 20:03:36 »

Replace: whose > who has
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« Reply #23 on: 01 March 2009, 21:03:26 »

Mwahahahaha, oh, thank you for that one Garret! Thank you indeed! Aura point for aiming at Tharoc! evil
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« Reply #24 on: 01 March 2009, 23:20:45 »

grin ... I've been told I'll be repayed for that one, but I couldn't pass it up when he walked right into it. I'll never look at Girl Scout cookies the same way from now on. Which is probably good cause I'm a huge pushover when it comes to little kids and they always manage to get me to buy a box each year. They set up camp outside the stores and I get trapped.  buck
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« Reply #25 on: 01 March 2009, 23:31:17 »

tee hee hee, im going to have a lot of fun from this one coming april :P
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« Reply #26 on: 03 March 2009, 05:06:21 »

Saying: An Orc carrying a grudge makes a dangerous house-guest.

Meaning: Exactly what it says on the tin

Source: ME!

@ Garrett:   Are you really sure you want to get into this?

@ Mira:  Lest ye forget, you shall be within arms reach, come April.
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« Reply #27 on: 03 March 2009, 06:11:34 »

With the help of the neighborhood orc, I've come up with these ones. (It was more the other way around as you'll soon see)

Saying: "A Warg's getten it's claws in't heart o' that 'un"
Translation: "A Warg is getting it's claws into the heart of that one"
Meaning: An outside source, usually another person is using their influence to harden the heart of the subject
Source: Tharoc (Who else?)

Saying: "That 'uns gorra Warg's claws fer 'eart"
Translation: "That one has a Warg's claw for a heart."
Meaning: The subject is a cold or cruel person.
Source: Tharoc

Saying: "A Warg's claws' getten owd o' that 'uns 'eart"
Translation: "A Warg's claw is getting a hold of that one's heart"
Meaning: Something --whether it be lost love, or gained annomosity-- is driving the compasion out of the subject's heart.
Source: Tharoc
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« Reply #28 on: 25 March 2009, 15:30:24 »

Saying:Do not be an orc the elves shall spiketh you

Meaning: don't do bad thing or bad thing will happen to you kinda like Karma

Origin: Human
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« Reply #29 on: 25 March 2009, 15:35:20 »

Saying: Never strike a wizard if thou art sure he awake

Meaning: don't do something when you know its wrong

Origin: Human
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