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Re: various "annotations" to the name; carcer is a Latatian word meaning prison, jail or jailbird. --Old Dickens 15:18, 16 December 2007 (CET)

as in "incarceration"? good point! The Even Older Dickens reference is therefore downgraded to "conjectural", although when I heard a dramatisation of the book on the radio I thought "hey, wait a minute..."--AgProv 00:12, 17 December 2007 (CET)

Charles may have taken the same inspiration; even I was taught to call that karker in Latin class. --Old Dickens 00:51, 17 December 2007 (CET)

Question as to the suitability of the illustration moved from article: "this raises the question of why Matt Smith chose to draw him scowling in the illustration for this page" (by User:Britarse.) --Old Dickens 14:55, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

And - enormously late in the day - it's because he's a down-and-dirty bastard who only seems to laugh at another's misfortune or their "misunderstanding" of his standing surrounded by bubbling or all-too-still bodies. I see him for the rest of the time as a scowly hate-you-all tosser. --Knmatt 19:06, 12 November 2009 (UTC)