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    Quote Originally Posted by Frerin the Smith
    Main Entry: smithy
    Pronunciation: 'smi-thE also -[th]E
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): plural smith·ies
    Date: 13th century
    1 : the workshop of a smith
    2 : BLACKSMITH

    From the Mirriam-Webster Online dictionary.
    My Oxford English Dictionary (1996) has it down as;
    1 - A blacksmiths workshop
    2 - a forge
    From Old Norse smithja

    (for note it also has smith down as 1 - Worker in metal (Goldsmith). so technically a jewelcrafter could call themselves a smith (as in silversmith etc...).[/i][/u]
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    Bah, EVERY epic has a demeaning nickname.

    Clicky Stick
    DuckStaff
    Leafblower.
    (Holy) Hilt
    (Baby) Rattle
    Lightsabers (although that's not overly demeaning)

    Don't remember any for the rest

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    When I started doing smithing in EQ, I always felt weird calling myself a "smith", because I only worked with the ore (and eventually MQ ore), not things like silver and gold, so I was a blacksmith, not a goldsmith or somesuch, and "smith" doesn't make that destinction. I eventually learned real life terms had very little impact on ingame terms, and eventually accepted "smith" as my title.

    I've never been called a "smither" (knock on wood) ... but plenty of people demanding 250+ (what's 250+ anyway? someone with a gearlock to reach 251 or 252? lol) for what are combines easily doable at 200 or a little higher. (and of course, paying minimally if at all).

    I've never heard of the smith being referred to as a smithy ... interesting.

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    Can't say with 100% accuracy without doing research I don't feel like doing, but I'm fairly certain that using "smithy" to refer to the blacksmith him/herself comes out of the American Old West. I have seen it used in fantasy literature, but that was most likely by american authors.
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    I feel like opening a can of worms.

    Tinker? (kind of a travelling salesman) Tinkerer? (so crude) Tink? Tinkle?

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    tinker

    \Tink"er\, n. [From Tink, because the tinker's way of proclaiming his trade is to beat a kettle, or because in his work he makes a tinkling noise. Johnson.] 1. A mender of brass kettles, pans, and other metal ware. ``Tailors and tinkers.'' --Piers Plowman.

    2. One skilled in a variety of small mechanical work.


    \Tink"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tinkered; p. pr. & vb. n. Tinkering.] To mend or solder, as metal wares; hence, more generally, to mend.


    \Tink"er\, v. i. To busy one's self in mending old kettles, pans, etc.; to play the tinker; to be occupied with small mechanical works.


    Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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    Hence, a tinker (the noun) is the person who tinkers (the verb).
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    Oh, and all the quoted sources at www.dictionary.com agree that a smithy is a place, not a person -- I'm guessing that calling someone a smithy is a corruption or local slang of some sort.

    A smith does his work in a smithy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilosh
    Bah, EVERY epic has a demeaning nickname.

    Clicky Stick
    DuckStaff
    Leafblower.

    I forget the rest off hand.... But almost every epic has one.

    -Lilosh
    The Duck-Staff of Doom & the LeafBlower are the most famous... The Snake-Stick & "Clicky" slightly less so.

    The "Holy Hilt" has also been called "The Sword of Flaming Donuts".

    The Warrior Epic has often been called the "Lightsaber", but that's not exactly demeaning...

    I am unaware of nicknames for the SK, Shaman, Mage, Bard, Wizard, Ranger, Monk or Beastlord Epics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angelsyn
    The Warrior Epic has often been called the "Lightsaber", but that's not exactly demeaning...
    I call my friend's warrior epic a toothpick :P
    (He usually only uses the off-hand one, and is a halfling )

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    I am unaware of nicknames for the SK, Shaman, Mage, Bard, Wizard, Ranger, Monk or Beastlord Epics.
    We mages often call our epic the Skittle Stick (due to its four bright gemstones and the particle trail it leaves behind) or Rattler.

    I hear skittle stick used more often though.

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    I hear ranger being called "lightning rods" a lot, and a few other things too :P
    I like sword of flaming donuts! appropriate somehow...

    I can now add fletcherist to the list of things I've been called. And my baker got called a bakist the other day (actually a bakism, but then they apologized for the mispelling and said bakist). I need to start getting screenshots of these things, too funny sometimes. And I ask everytime, and all say English is their first language.
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    Wizards call our epic Staff of the Four, for that it its name thank-you-very-much.
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    Wizards call our epic Staff of the Four, for that it its name thank-you-very-much.
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    Ive been called - smith, smither, smithist, smitherer, smithie, smithy, dude who smithes


    to epics -

    Bard - 'The Gay Blade'
    Beastlord - Claws (original huh)
    Cleric - Clickstick
    Druid - Leafblower
    Enchanter - Speedstick
    Mage - The Rainbow
    Monk - Bubbles
    Necro - Duck
    Paladin - Hilt
    Ranger - Corpse Locating Devices
    Rogue - freebringer / yawnbringer
    Shadowknight - dunno
    Warrior - Lightsabers / toothpicks
    Wizard - Bullseye
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    SK Epics do have a bit of respect...

    Innoruuk's Curse is sometimes referred to as "The Curse."

    Those of us who have or are working on Greenmist call it by its full, formal name. It's short enough for all the work you have to do to get it.
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    The "Holy Hilt" has also been called "The Sword of Flaming Donuts".
    It is "Marshmalllow Burner" thank you very much.

    Some folks call the cleric epic a "noodle" (hah, no click for you!).
    While the necro epic looks like duck on a stick, its really a sarnak skull.
    Noteblower is one slang term for the bard epic.

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    We called a friend's duckstick the Pez Dispenser; his old siggy used to include a Disney duck (the black duck, not Donald) Pez Dispenser picture, too.

    He had emotes dispensing pez to folks.
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    I hate it when ranger epics are call lightning rods... they arent rods at all.. Necro epic is most famously "The Duck" and it seems every other necro seems to have a huge flaming problem with everything related with thier epic and then the rest seem to love and adore it :roll:
    I seem to be quite familiar with the term smithy.. and I seriously wish people would look up trivials before they go looking to get something combined... /sigh
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    We called a friend's duckstick the Pez Dispenser; his old siggy used to include a Disney duck (the black duck, not Donald) Pez Dispenser picture, too.
    Daffy Duck is a creation of Warner Brothers Studios. Not sure wether he was created by Tex Avery, but was certainly made famous by him.

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    Smither is an occupational last name, a trade. My maiden name is Smither, so I have done the research on my father's family name. Smither comes from smithing, i.e., blacksmith, or any of the smith occupational trades. Hope this helps.

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