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What do you call a guy who raises tar for a living?
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Ok, I'm working on a hold which involves some tar rooms, and I wanted to include a story about the people whose job it is to take care of the tar. But then I realized I don't have a good idea what to name those people - so, I figured that's as good an idea for a poll as any. Please vote for your favourite name for a person whose job it is to maintain the tar and make sure it grows in the right shape. If you have other ideas, I'll be glad to hear them too...

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Just a quick disclaimer - I'm not saying I'll actually use the name in the hold; if I don't like the winner, I won't. I just thought it would be a fun poll and I'm curious if people's tastes match mine.

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05-26-2004 at 05:19 AM
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I was going to vote Tar herder but decided that they would only round up tar not actually raise it so I voted Farmer.
05-26-2004 at 06:18 AM
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I put my vote in for tarsmith because it rolls off the tongue so easily.

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05-26-2004 at 02:31 PM
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Tar guy. It's got to be tar guy. :D
In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind seeing tar wranglers at all.

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05-26-2004 at 07:26 PM
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Actually, wouldn't Bluebeard be a good name for one?

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05-26-2004 at 07:38 PM
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Heh. I think bluebeard would be a very cool name for such a person, but I'm looking for the job description - it has to be something transparent.

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How about the Quartarmaster? :D

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That hurts.

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05-26-2004 at 08:32 PM
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How about the Quartarmaster? :D


he he... No pun intended for that one! :P
I'd say Tar Farmer or Tar Guy. It sound cool, very cool.

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05-27-2004 at 04:43 AM
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I voted for Tar Guy, although it'd be more likely that someone exterminated Tar for a living.

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05-27-2004 at 11:01 AM
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How about a dungeon exterminator? There are bound to be a few mad ones who raise tar just so they can chop it up.

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How about tardner? :tomato

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Perhaps...

Manipulator of Tar, or Tar Manipulator?

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05-27-2004 at 08:08 PM
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Perhaps...

Manipulator of Tar, or Tar Manipulator?
You mean a manipulatar? :D

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Going by the number of players who hate tar, maybe it should be retard? OK, not politically correct, and I was only jesting. How about a new tileset for tar levels - tarmac? A female tar architect could be tarpaulin. (10 on the groan-o-meter for that one.) Players who take their time with such a level could be considered tardy. Mongolian players are Tartar's. Scottish players wear tartan. Tarot could help describe the concept to a non-believer. OK, I think I reached my target.
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05-29-2004 at 01:31 PM
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Avatar? Or if you're into making two hour long hack+slash tar puzzles, Tarantino.

If you're into building things by hand, perhaps you are a carpentar?

If you like filling entire levels with tar, maybe you have a Mortar.

The guy who has to kill the stuff is a tarminator. Or a target.

A sword designed specifically for disposing of tar is a scimitar

[Edited by StuartK on 05-29-2004 at 09:28 PM GMT]
05-29-2004 at 10:21 PM
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[message deleted because four people can't take a joke]

Wow, someone spent another 6 to mod this post down after it no longer said anything. It seems to be some kind of target for misintarpretation.

[Edited by DiMono on 06-02-2004 at 04:29 PM GMT]

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Good grief, that was bad, and a misspelling, and a (probably unwitting) plagiarism, but it didn't deserve two negative mods.
To regain some semblance of on-topicness - how about the daily tar heel?

[Edited by masonjason on 05-30-2004 at 09:57 AM GMT]

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quote:
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[message deleted because four people can't take a joke]quote]

Obviously four people who didn't have the guts to take you to task about it personally. But then, I guess that's the type of people who get upset over such trivialities.

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LOL. Just how predictable was that modding down? :lol

[Edited by bandit1200 on 06-01-2004 at 07:06 AM GMT]
05-31-2004 at 08:40 AM
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Here's my take on these names:

Tarsmith, tar farmer, and tar herder are the best, IMO. They describe the work well. Tar coordinator would be good too, but it sounds too bureaucratic.

Tarmaster sounds too much like an evil overlord. Tarmancer sounds like someone who uses magic to control the tar.

Tarchiver is a funny word, but it doesn't really fit. Tar wrangler sounds like he's fighting the tar or something.

Tar guy would be good as an informal expression, but I wouldn't use it as the actual job name. Other is a somewhat unusual name, and I'm not sure whether I like it.

I have one suggestion myself, but it might fit better as an insult. How about tar father?

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But then he'd have to marry a tar mother, and nobody would like that. :D

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Looks like you're going to need more poll options there. The amount of stuff you're coming up with is tarriffic! However, there's no way I could stuff that many puns into one sentence without groaning myself to death. ;)

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Tar-tender.

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Two words: Tar Food.

Or maybe Tar Bait.

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and who better to sing the tar babies to sleep than the very aptly name indie rockers from Madison, WI - "Tar Babies". Or even "The Tar Babies" from the UK.
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