It needs work, but it occurs to me that the frequent use of animal metaphors and names in Interesting Times is meant to draw out two Roundworld referents:-
i) The Chinese horoscope, which is animal-based and in fact gives rise to names for years and centuries, which are much parodied in the Discworld, ie "The Year of the Fruitbat"
ii) The characters of George Orwell's satirical fable of the Russian revolution, Animal Farm, echoing Rincewind's sceptical cynicism concerning the whole business of revolutions.
--AgProv 22:26, 27 April 2009 (UTC)
Schz Yu, who had a legendary Diamond Coffin, and whose name sounds a bit like "says you".
The text only mentions the legendary Diamond Coffin of Schz Yu so there is no evidence that Schz Yu was a person. It could have been a city where the coffin was made or found. --Death 09:17, 27 January 2010 (UTC)