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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Azura Koboi » Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:57 pm

0_o Actually, instead of Aurum est Potestas it's Aurum Potestas Est, since in Latin the verb often comes last, I looked it up on the Internet. Also, I study Latin. *giant neon sign labeled "geek" points to me*
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Gus » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:02 pm

The British editions use the proper Latin phrase, aurum potestas est. The American publishers decided to switch it around. Why, I have absolutely no idea.
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Koru » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:02 pm

Gus wrote:The British editions use the proper Latin phrase, aurum potestas est. The American publishers decided to switch it around. Why, I have absolutely no idea.

Because Americans are a people who like to change other languages to suit their own needs. (Says the American)
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby silverphoenix » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:10 am

Koru wrote:
Gus wrote:The British editions use the proper Latin phrase, aurum potestas est. The American publishers decided to switch it around. Why, I have absolutely no idea.

Because Americans are a people who like to change other languages to suit their own needs. (Says the American)


That's true (says person living in America). Maybe they thought it would be better to make it apply to the rules of French grammar. But who knows why?
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Postby Lucan » Thu Aug 21, 2008 6:17 am

Nikita wrote:Um...when she's at the Cominetto Spa. Which is underground.


I know this post was made over two years ago, but it's bugging the hell out of me.

TAFF states that the Spa was above ground, near the Indian ocean I believe.

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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby BkkprGirl » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:28 pm

One of my faves is how horribly wrong Colfer got even the most basic principles of fencing in Airman...."Engarde" doesn't even mean what he says it does. I put that in the Airman discussion thread if you want to read it at length.


Also, it says in the beginning of TOD that the reason why Opal can't have the seeker-sleeper in her head is because pixie skulls are too fragile for surgery. Later, however, she gets a whole artificial organ shoved into her brain through surgery.

And guess what? I just realized this: Opal parts her hair in the back of her head when she shows Holly and Artemis the scar. Your pituitary gland is located behind your eyes. If she got the surgery there, they would have had to go through a large part of her brain to put it in the right place, that is if her 'fragile pixie skull' even held up to the surgery. It would've been easier to go through her nose.
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Holly » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:36 am

i dont know if this is consiered a glitch or not but....how does Artemis get away with all this stuff. his parents seem to be forever going to the spa or doing some other thing. maybe there should be more ways that he decives them? also, in book four, Artemis calls his mum, then uses her voice to tell the principle that they would "talk later on thier return" what will happen when the principle calls Angiline???

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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby CharlyxXx » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:46 pm

LOL I study latin aswell! Is this just me being stupid but in the 1st book Artemis is 12 right? Well, in the 6th book he
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goes back in time to when he was 10 - 10 year old artemis wanted to sell the lemur for money to free his father but didnt his father go missing when artemis was 11?
I'm sure that in one of the books Artemis has a flashback and Angeline says that he was only a child when his father went missing and Artemis replies with: Hardly, I WAS 11... Or maybe he said 9...

BkkprGirl wrote:Also, it says in the beginning of TOD that the reason why Opal can't have the seeker-sleeper in her head is because pixie skulls are too fragile for surgery. Later, however, she gets a whole artificial organ shoved into her brain through surgery.

And guess what? I just realized this: Opal parts her hair in the back of her head when she shows Holly and Artemis the scar. Your pituitary gland is located behind your eyes. If she got the surgery there, they would have had to go through a large part of her brain to put it in the right place, that is if her 'fragile pixie skull' even held up to the surgery. It would've been easier to go through her nose.


Maybe pixies have the gland situated at the back of their heads. We'd have to disect or x-ray a pixie to find out but I think I'm going to leave that to foaly... :>
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Kelsey Rain (: » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:07 am

Gus wrote:


AF takes place in the winter (Christmas Day) but there are mentions of cherry blossoms, rhododendrons, and a "fine night."

(And possibly TLC.)



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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby ILiveForTheDay » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:45 pm

After reading this thread I have decided that I am not alone in being a tad obsessive in searching for mistakes.

(then again it gets me down a bit, I always think of my fav authors as somehow being 'above' mistakes like that)
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby I rock » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:18 pm

What about in TLC when it says that there are four different buildings under construdtion who'll soon be taller than Taipei 101? It says there is one constructing in Saudi Arabia when it was in the UAE which is right beside saudi arabia. There's where the tallest building in the world is! I should know I live in the UAE and went to the opening ceremony for the burj khalifa
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Kelsey Rain (: » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:21 am

Isn't the tallest building in Dubai though? And isn't Dubai in Saudi Arabia?

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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby I rock » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:13 am

Jeez, no!!! Dubai, is in UAE. Google it! Saudi Arabia is right beside it but the UAE is a different country!! I live there I should know!!
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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby Kelsey Rain (: » Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:21 am

What is UAE? I've never heard of it...

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Re: Glitches in Eoin's books

Postby I rock » Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:22 am

Why hasn't anyone besides me ever heard of it? You know the soccer team arsenal they have Emirates on their shirts and they've come to the UAE to play!!
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