[Groop]Three Fun Groo Links
Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:54:26 EDT
In a message dated 6/7/0 11:40:51 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>But I was wondering.... which is better...
>The SheikOfEntropy or The SultanOfEntropy ????
The Sultan of Entropy is nothing but a POSER!!!
>What's the difference between a Sheik and a Sultan?
Relatively similar terms. A sheik is a tribal Arab ruler or religious leader,
while a sultan is specifically a Muslim ruler. I am not an expert on any of
this, I turned to my handy-dandy dictionary for the assist. (Webster also
listed a sultan as the ruler of Turkey).
My handle was inspired (subconsciously) by an old song called The Sheik Of
Araby. I was playing an over-the-top high-level wizard in an Advanced
Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game (around 1985 or so) who saved the life of
a powerful king. This king granted my character a region to rule, and a
title/cabinet position of my choosing. I just kind of blurted out off the top
of my head "Can I be The Sheik Of Entropy?"
So I chose my screen name after my favorite AD&D character, inspired by the
old song Sheik Of Entropy.
Larry Steller AKA The Sheik(!) of Entropy
P.S. That turkey Sultan will get HIS when I catch up with him,