(urth) Oreb's Powers of Speech

James Wynn crushtv at gmail.com
Wed Sep 15 11:17:29 PDT 2010

  At the end of RttW Oreb says "Good Fishing".
This statement as odd on a number of levels, of course, but one way that 
it did is that it felt like a FAIL regarding Oreb's characteristic 
powers of speech. Only two words, fine, but THREE syllables. But  I 
figured, well, it's Wolfe's story.

However, while rereading interviews yesterday I came across this 
statement by Wolfe:


Wolfe: "Of course all of us speak differently to different audiences. 
Auk talks like I do when I'm talking to the dogs. Almost no one seems to 
notice how Oreb talks, but _Oreb can manage only two syllables_: 'Good 
bird! Watch out! Bad boy. Iron girl. Good Silk!' "

I don't know what it signifies, but based on what Wolfe says, it ought 
to mean something.


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