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

Rembrethil
Tol Eressea

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?


CuriousG
Valinor


Jun 24 2013, 7:10pm

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Speaking the Black Speech [In reply to] Can't Post

Do you darken a room like Gandalf did when you speak the language of Mordor? That would be spooky.

My slips are in describing people to non-Tolkien friends in Tolkien terms. "I met a guy today who was so funny and hobbity." "I saw a beautiful woman in the park, as pretty and ethereal as an Elf." That leads to blank and rather troubled stares in reply.

More often my slips are internal. It's hard to look at a new landscape without making a Tolkien comparison. "These green grassy fields look so Rohanish," my inner voice will say. "This quaintly rustic rural area seems like perfect hobbit territory." "Wouldn't that solitary rock formation over there make a great Orthanc?" I did say things like that to people when I was a teenager, and the puzzled looks back then taught me to keep such thoughts internal.


Alassëa Eruvande
Valinor


Jun 24 2013, 7:23pm

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Sadly, Words With Friends does not accept Elvish, either. [In reply to] Can't Post

You would not believe how many opportunities I've had to spell mellon!
Laugh



I am SMAUG! I kill when I wish! I am strong, strong, STRONG!
My armor is like tenfold shields! My teeth like swords! My claws, spears!
The shock of my tail, a thunderbolt! My wings, a hurricane! And my breath, death!

(This post was edited by Alassëa Eruvande on Jun 24 2013, 7:24pm)


Na Vedui
Rohan


Jun 24 2013, 9:22pm

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Real world Tolkien [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't tend to come out with it, but it goes on in my head all right!
I see people in the street and think Gondor / Rohan / Dwarf / Elf / Hobbit ...
Those trousers that finish mid-calf will always be "hobbit trousers" to me (what's the real name? is it cropped trousers?)
A much-darned old dingy green loose-weave headscarf of mine is my "Rohan refugee scarf"
Black bin-liners caught up in the branches of trees are "Nazgul's knickers".


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Jun 24 2013, 9:24pm

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Autocorrect on my phone has begun to suggest Tolkien words [In reply to] Can't Post

The trouble normal autocorrect substitutions gets you into is called the "Cupertino Effect". So what's the Tolkien version of that?

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimë I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


arithmancer
Grey Havens


Jun 24 2013, 9:35pm

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Not Tolkien, but... [In reply to] Can't Post

A while back (shortly after Harry Potter #7 came out) I had a big project at work going on in Spain. And my fingers insisted in emails and memos on this project, on calling this nation's citizens "Snapish" (meaning, I guess, "like Severus Snape", my favorite character of that series).

Fortunately the spellchecker at work did not accept this word. Blush


Rembrethil
Tol Eressea

Jun 25 2013, 2:26am

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My ipod suggests elvish words all the time. Much to my non-enlightened friends' chagrin.

When I want something to stay( dog ,or a stack of things I just made) I say havi dad, and everyone around just stares.

I get away with aiya, and yrch.


Eruwestial37
Rohan

Jun 25 2013, 4:25am

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So does mine! [In reply to] Can't Post

It can be useful when I'm emailing Tolkien fans, or talking about my dog, Arwen.

The best use of Elvish by me came the night I was at the Chicago Film Festival. When Viggo Mortenson stepped out of his car and onto the red carpet I yelled, "Mae Govannen Viggo!" and got a BIG smile in return.
Keep practicing your Elvish, you never know when it will come in handy.Angelic


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Jun 25 2013, 6:22am

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Neat story! :) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauron’s master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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DanielLB
Immortal


Jun 25 2013, 6:59am

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For your sake, I hope your autocorrect never accidently writes "Teleporno" for you! ;-) / [In reply to] Can't Post

 


noWizardme
Tol Eressea


Jun 25 2013, 7:33am

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If we could think of a Tolkien word like "Cupertino" we could give the hazard a name. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Disclaimers: The words of noWizardme may stand on their heads! I'm often wrong about things, and its fun to be taught more....

"nowimë I am in the West, Furincurunir to the Dwarves (or at least, to their best friend) and by other names in other lands. Mostly they just say 'Oh no it's him - look busy!' "
Or "Hold off! unhand me, grey-beard loon!"


Brethil
Half-elven


Jun 25 2013, 9:37am

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Wow! Nice story Eruwestial! [In reply to] Can't Post


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It can be useful when I'm emailing Tolkien fans, or talking about my dog, Arwen.

The best use of Elvish by me came the night I was at the Chicago Film Festival. When Viggo Mortenson stepped out of his car and onto the red carpet I yelled, "Mae Govannen Viggo!" and got a BIG smile in return.
Keep practicing your Elvish, you never know when it will come in handy.Angelic




On a much smaller scale, I had a teenage Legolas come to my door for Halloween two years ago - very nice costume too, but he was quite aggrieved because no one knew who he was other than hazarding Robin Hood guesses. As I handed him his candy I said "Mae govannen, Legolas," and he said it made his holiday. Always a use!!!!

Manwe, when asked a simple "Yes" or "No" question, contemplated, and responded "the middle one."


Maciliel
Tol Eressea


Jun 25 2013, 8:20pm

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what a +wonderful+ story!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

 
ai! +so glad+ you could make that young elfling's day!

wonderful!

(also loving eruwestial's tale, as well : ) -- the closest i've been to a "viggo" is passing "vigo's shoes" down on the highway.)


cheers --

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aka. fili orc-enshield
+++++++++++++++++++
the scene, as i understand it, is exceptionally well-written. fili (in sort of a callback to the scene with the eagles), calls out "thorRIIIIIIN!!!" just as he sees the pale orc veer in for the kill. he picks up the severed arm of an orc which is lying on the ground, swings it up in desperation, effectively blocking the pale orc's blow. and thus, forever after, fili is known as "fili orc-enshield."

this earns him deep respect from his hard-to-please uncle. as well as a hug. kili wipes his boots on the pale orc's glory box. -- maciliel telpemairo


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 26 2013, 1:39am

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*high five* Fersher!! & Well done!! :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



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"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



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grammaboodawg
Immortal


Jun 26 2013, 1:42am

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That's cool! Tolkienite-slips! [In reply to] Can't Post

I do it so much now, even at work they joke about it. Just today we talked about this meeting I had to go to. "Did you go, gramma?" "Yep... been there and back again!"

I have trouble going through the produce department without fighting the urge to stuff my pockets with vegetables. I also fight the urge to have a stare-down with my old Maple tree... just to see who blinks first.



4th draft of TH:AUJ Geeky Observation List - May 1, 2013



sample

"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West."

I'm SO HAPPY these new films take me back to that magical world!!



TIME Google Calendar
TORn's Geeky Observations Lists (updated soon)


mawguy
The Shire


Jun 27 2013, 10:16pm

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only to fellow tolkien fans... [In reply to] Can't Post

... although "there and back again" slips out very often, heh.

i have stopped being polite about hogging mushrooms, though. i'm a hobbit--deal with it. :P

"Alas for us all! And for all that walk the world in these after-days. For such is the way of it: to find and lose, as it seems to those whose boat is on the running stream. But I count you blessed, Gimli son of Glóin: for your loss you suffer of your own free will, and you might have chosen otherwise. But you have not forsaken your companions, and the least reward that you shall have is that the memory of Lothlórien shall remain ever clear and unstained in your heart, and shall neither fade nor grow stale."

 
 

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