The Pseudonym "Lord Mawdyear" Edit

The pseudonym Vlad uses when vacationing in Candletown after his first assassination, "Lord Mawdyear" (and that's the not quite correct pronunciation given by the person who brought him the message to come home) sounds a lot like the Hungarian word "Magyar", which means Hungarian. That is pronounced roughly (to an American ear) as "mod-yar" (IPA: [ˈmɒɟɒr̪]).

See also Wikipedia's article on Vlad Taltos.