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What is a "Tobe" (as in Tobes of Hades) ?


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#1 HorsemanOfTheApocalypse

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 12:57 PM

What is a "Tobe" (as in Tobes of Hades) ?

If you do not believe Hades exists, and if a Tobe is/was something only found in Hades, by definition a Tobe could not exist, however, if a Tobe could exist outside Hades, or you were to suspend your disbelief for a moment, then what actually is a Tobe ?

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:04 PM

could it be a word that our favorite drummer made up?

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:13 PM

Hmmm... possibly, in fact probably, but...

1. How many other words has NEP made up in 41 years ? (OK, I realise that at this point I might be swamped by examples !).

2. What IS a Tobe anyway?  Even if it is made up, what does it represent?   Is it just easier to use "Tobe" in a lyric than "dank subterranean tunnel or chamber, or whatever a Tobe is meant to represent ?   It is entirely logical that a Tobe could be a sort of lemon meringue pie which is a speciality of Hades, rather than a subterranean chamber ?

By-tor was a play on "biter" (I believe) & Snowdog is a description rather than a made up word (I think).

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:27 PM

Neil has said it's from a saying a friend of the family used when he was younger.  Apparently this man used to say "It's hotter than the Tobes of Hades in here," and Neil took that word to use in his lyrics.

Edit: He has acknowledged it's not a real word and means nothing.

Edited by x1yyz, 25 June 2015 - 01:27 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2015 - 01:34 PM

It is a place lit by flickering torch light...
Edit; That's it I have to go find All The Worlds A Stage now...

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:23 PM

A Tobe is the name for one triangular segment of Toblerone

That chocolate is going to get all melted being so close to that flickering torchlight :|

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:37 PM

A Tiny Robe?

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 02:48 PM

A ToBe is the opposite of a NotToBe, as brilliantly explained by Sir William Shakespeare.

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 03:03 AM

I have used "hotter than the Tobes of Hades" in conversation before now.

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 11:45 AM

A place where the netherworld gathers in the glare and realize a sign of eth is in the air! Yesssss

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 06:33 PM

I stubbed my tobe yesterday.

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 08:46 PM

 snowdogged, on 28 June 2015 - 06:33 PM, said:

I stubbed my tobe yesterday.

Oh no!!! It has tobe taken care of now!

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Posted 28 June 2015 - 08:47 PM

Wait...is this thread about Tobe Hooper or Tobe McGuire?




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