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Tolkien in the real world (Tolkenite-slips, compare to Freudian slips)

Rembrethil
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Jun 24 2013, 5:33pm


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I constantly have Tolkien on the brain. This can create some embarassing/humorous situations. I call them Tolkenite-slips. Instances where portions of Tolkien are projected or substituted in your mind for real things.

When I study Elvish for a long time, I begin to mutter words/ sentences I have learned, earning me stares and much finger pointing in public.
I regularly use:

Aiya

Yrch

Havo dad

And some black speech( this CAN freak people out, I was practicing in public(why you might ask? Why not?) and spent 15 minues convincing a lady not to call the police. She thought I was doing voodoo or casting spells)

Why doesn't scrabble accept flet as a word?(Elvish words should count too)

Tol, Amon, and Emyn, are perfectly good geographical term. People should recognize it!

Reading similarly spelled words, they sometimes resolve into elvish names or places. I did this while reading my BIBLE in church, OUT LOUD!!
(It is those people's fault ,having such weird names!)

Any other stories of this kind? How does your fandom show in your life?

Subject User Time
Tolkien in the real world (Tolkenite-slips, compare to Freudian slips) Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jun 24 2013, 5:33pm
    Speaking the Black Speech CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Jun 24 2013, 7:10pm
    Sadly, Words With Friends does not accept Elvish, either. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Jun 24 2013, 7:23pm
    Real world Tolkien Na Vedui Send a private message to Na Vedui Jun 24 2013, 9:22pm
    Autocorrect on my phone has begun to suggest Tolkien words noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jun 24 2013, 9:24pm
        Autocorrect Rembrethil Send a private message to Rembrethil Jun 25 2013, 2:26am
            So does mine! Eruwestial37 Send a private message to Eruwestial37 Jun 25 2013, 4:25am
                Neat story! :) / Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jun 25 2013, 6:22am
                Wow! Nice story Eruwestial! Brethil Send a private message to Brethil Jun 25 2013, 9:37am
                    what a +wonderful+ story!!!!! Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Jun 25 2013, 8:20pm
                *high five* Fersher!! & Well done!! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 26 2013, 1:39am
        For your sake, I hope your autocorrect never accidently writes "Teleporno" for you! ;-) / DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Jun 25 2013, 6:59am
            If we could think of a Tolkien word like "Cupertino" we could give the hazard a name. // noWizardme Send a private message to noWizardme Jun 25 2013, 7:33am
    Not Tolkien, but... arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer Jun 24 2013, 9:35pm
    That's cool! Tolkienite-slips! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 26 2013, 1:42am
    only to fellow tolkien fans... mawguy Send a private message to mawguy Jun 27 2013, 10:16pm

 
 
 

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