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Trolling with names for Lizardmen?

ArmilianusArmilianus Registered Users Posts: 15
Hi bois,

Just here to lighten up your day.

I'm from the Netherlands, meaning Dutch is my mother tongue.
By now I have become quite convinced that a Dutch employee at CA is having some fun with the lizardmen character naming. Since they're all supposed to be Inca-based, I suppose you can get a little... creative.

Some examples to show you what I mean:

Geef'eten: Dutch for 'give me food'.
Friqan'del: Seems pretty much like frikandel, the most popular snack at snackbars in the Netherlands.
Klo'aca: Cloaca. You can figure that one out for yourselves, I hope ;)

I've actually seen many more of these pass by. Good stuff ^^

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  • 10101010 Registered Users Posts: 246

    Hi bois,

    Just here to lighten up your day.

    I'm from the Netherlands, meaning Dutch is my mother tongue.
    By now I have become quite convinced that a Dutch employee at CA is having some fun with the lizardmen character naming. Since they're all supposed to be Inca-based, I suppose you can get a little... creative.

    Some examples to show you what I mean:

    Geef'eten: Dutch for 'give me food'.
    Friqan'del: Seems pretty much like frikandel, the most popular snack at snackbars in the Netherlands.
    Klo'aca: Cloaca. You can figure that one out for yourselves, I hope ;)

    I've actually seen many more of these pass by. Good stuff ^^

    lol
  • yolordmcswagyolordmcswag Registered Users Posts: 3,703
    They propably are, but it's a long tradition for games workshop characters. Consider that the most powerful and revered lizardman of all time is a frog named Kroak.
  • DraculasaurusDraculasaurus Registered Users Posts: 4,771

    They propably are, but it's a long tradition for games workshop characters. Consider that the most powerful and revered lizardman of all time is a frog named Kroak.

    A dead frog, no less.
  • 10101010 Registered Users Posts: 246

    They propably are, but it's a long tradition for games workshop characters. Consider that the most powerful and revered lizardman of all time is a frog named Kroak.

    A dead frog, no less.
    Frog OR Toad
  • ASyrianASyrian Registered Users Posts: 627
    Thats GWs style since the beginning.

    Look Lord Kroak is just the sound a toad makes.

    TiqTaqTo is just the Childgame

    And so on
  • kevManiackevManiac Registered Users Posts: 772
    It is funny indeed. I think people thought Dutch sounds a lot like the ancient Aztecs or something... XD

    To add a few (because I think its funny):
    - Potte'qe Vet (literaly a jar of fat)
    - Strapt-op-staart (someone standing on a tail)
    - Jokke'broq (someone who made a habit out of lying)
    - Cho'qomel (chocolate milk) etc.
  • LordCommanderLordCommander Registered Users Posts: 2,151
    I suspect the dark hand of Eva Jobse...
    Just as a warning against making predictions- https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/290416/time-to-admit-there-will-be-no-new-dlc-for-twwh-2#latest

    Anyone using the term 'iconic' incorrectly to pad out their dumb argument will be subject to immediate Bloodthirster summoning.
  • Sir_GodspeedSir_Godspeed Registered Users Posts: 3,179
    Yeah, it's been known since the launch of WH2 in 2017 that the Skink characters have very punny names in Dutch. Generally assumed to be due to a Dutch employee or something like that.

    The punniness is building on a tradition of GW, as shows above (tic tac toe, croak, etc.), even Tehenhauin used to be pronounced and spelt more like "teeny-weeny".
  • ArneSoArneSo Hamburg, Germany Registered Users Posts: 22,429
    And so the never ending story of funny warhammer names and Dutch words continues 😂
    Nurgle is love, Nurgle is life
  • ArsenicArsenic Registered Users Posts: 6,385
    ASyrian said:


    Look Lord Kroak is just the sound a toad makes.

    Croak is also British slang for dying.
    "Ours is a world of fleeting glory. But it is glory, nonetheless."
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