Sunday, January 03, 2010

Tolkien Notes

Upon hearing that there was complaint about his use of dwarves as a plural, instead of the more usual dwarfs, Tolkien countered that the Germanic plural would more properly be dwarrows, which he regretted not using.

Aragorn was called Trotter, not Strider, in the first draft. Revolting. Makes me think of pigs.

1 comment:

Paul Gordon said...

Not even remotely on-topic:

Thanks for dropping in on my blog and commenting there.

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