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Antidepressants or Tolkien?

N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


May 18, 7:09am

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A quiz.

Post your score. I got all 24, but two gave me pause. Some drugs almost seem to have been deliberately named to sound Toklienian!


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Elizabeth
Half-elven


May 18, 7:41am

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Terrific quiz, thank you!


dernwyn
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May 18, 11:43am

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I had thought that no drug name was spelled with an accent mark.

Some were easy to dismiss, as Tolkien never ended a name with the letter "x". But so many of them sure look like obscure Sil names! Laugh

Thanks for the Monday morning laugh, NEB!


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Solicitr
Gondor


May 18, 2:52pm

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Actually got tripped up by Nardil, which could be a regular Sindarin name.


Voronwë_the_Faithful
Valinor

May 18, 4:32pm

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Ataahua
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May 18, 7:23pm

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Hamfast Gamgee
Grey Havens

May 18, 8:17pm

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Strange how some of these can be both quite easily! I got around 20 correct, not perfect, but then Tolkien never liked anyone getting too smart, did he!


N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


May 18, 10:04pm

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I paused longest when I saw that name, crossed my fingers, and lucked into the right choice. Just one letter off from a real Tolkien name!


Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Solicitr
Gondor


May 18, 10:55pm

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I paused longest when I saw that name, crossed my fingers, and lucked into the right choice. Just one letter off from a real Tolkien name!


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CuriousG
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May 19, 12:05am

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No One in Particular
Lorien


May 19, 12:38am

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Missed the drug with the accent mark and misread Nardil as Narsil.

While you live, shine
Have no grief at all
Life exists only for a short while
And time demands an end.
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Kimi
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May 19, 2:12am

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I agree, though, some look so very Tolkienesque that it almost seems deliberate. Elronel! Eskalith! Nardil - I very nearly tripped over that one, with its similarity to Mardil. And then Narmacil, if I hadn't recognised the name I would've thought it as likely a medication as a king.

Fun quiz, thanks, NEB.


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Starling
Half-elven


May 19, 6:47am

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I got 19 and I ain't never read no Tolkien. Laugh




sevilodorf
Grey Havens


May 19, 9:01pm

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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


May 19, 11:13pm

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Treachery, treachery I fear; treachery of that miserable creature.

But so it must be. Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.


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Paulo Gabriel
Lorien

May 20, 7:09pm

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But I did it really fast and didn't think much, so you all have to cut me some slack. Wink

The Tolkien fan in me got frustrated, I will give you that.


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea


May 20, 7:14pm

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Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


NottaSackville
Tol Eressea


May 20, 7:15pm

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Happiness: money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important and so are friends, while envy is toxic -- and so is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. - The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner as summarized by Lily Fairbairn. And a bit of the Hobbit reading thrown in never hurts. - NottaSackville


Asger
Rivendell


May 29, 5:28pm

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Nardil tripped me too. ‘Fire-friend’ in Sindarin I guess, but it’s a drug

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Ettelewen
Rohan

May 31, 5:32pm

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I had to think carefully about a couple, too.

Fun quiz, thanks!

 
 

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