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Where does the word repocalypse come from? It wasn't mentioned in Good Omens.

If not in Good Omens, I'm sure it's there somewhere else in Pratchett. Sourcery, perhaps, or Reaper Man. It was described in the relevant text as a portmanteau word combining "repo" (repossession) and "apocalypse". I'm sure it was in Good Omens or I would not have used it here, but I will take your word for it that you've checked...--AgProv 23:53, 15 October 2011 (CEST)

It could have been there. I am just pretty sure that I didn't see it. If you find mention of it, give the page number and I'll check. --Confusion 05:15, 16 October 2011 (CEST)

I thought about it and it could be apocralypse as in apocryphal apocalypse which Rincewind talks about in the second half of Sourcery. I'll find the page that the explanation soon.--Confusion 17:43, 16 October 2011 (CEST)

This is geting interesting. I've found another definite shout-out to "Repocalypse" in a ((GO)) context that dates from two years before I started these four entries... my entries here date from 2008. This [1] is from August 2006... so it isn't just me....--AgProv 02:36, 17 October 2011 (CEST)

I only have the American paperback edition to go by, which is full of cultural misperceptions that got lost somewhere accross the Atlantic, and which is peppered with minor errors and what I suspect are several deliberate attempts to rewrite specifically British in-jokes to make them more comprehensible to an American readership, but a key dialogue is

What kind of a Biker of the Repocalypse is Ansaphones? That's stupid, that is."

"S'not! ... said Pigbog, nettled.

(''Good Omens'',Ace Books, Workman PC paperback edition, p258)--AgProv 16:52, 17 October 2011 (CEST)