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Well of course

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Sep 27 2010, 9:04am


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I agree with you - I think pedantry goes deep with a lot of Tolkien fans, one way or another, and I'm as guilty of it as the next fan...

Cool

I just think it's important to bear in mind that the rest of the world isn't quite as hung up as we tend to be on minutiae such as Tolkien's personal spellings. If a general-interest publication fails to notice Tolkien's archaic form of a word and instead uses the obvious modern one that just comes naturally (and is equally "correct" by ordinary standards of spelling), it doesn't actually matter at all (in my opinion) providing the article has something interesting to say.

Of course I'm sympathetic to the inconvenience to Professor Drout, but as a medievalist he must be used to dealing with spelling variants that are far wider and more challenging than anything you'll find in the New York Times!

They went in, and Sam shut the door.
But even as he did so, he heard suddenly,
deep and unstilled,
the sigh and murmur of the Sea upon the shores of Middle-earth.
From the unpublished Epilogue to the Lord of the Rings


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LotRs & Feminism Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Sep 9 2010, 3:19am
    Femine Tolkien Studies squire Send a private message to squire Sep 9 2010, 4:00am
    Doctrinaire, fomulaic analysis is always unsatisfying Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 9 2010, 4:51am
    Relevancy of criticism CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 9 2010, 12:40pm
    For me, one of the most interesting feminist insights Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 9 2010, 12:41pm
        My thoughts exactly. TolkienOtaku Send a private message to TolkienOtaku Sep 9 2010, 12:49pm
    When I read "the Mariner's Wife" I was amazed Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Sep 9 2010, 1:45pm
        The Mariner's Wife: a Gem tumhalad Send a private message to tumhalad Sep 9 2010, 2:13pm
        Response... Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Sep 9 2010, 2:17pm
        Eowyn was my hero(ine)! It was such a relief to me Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 9 2010, 3:29pm
            This is rather completely off topic, but Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Sep 9 2010, 4:42pm
                Yes, I think that happens when there are groups of each. Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 9 2010, 4:50pm
                    Boys and girls CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 10 2010, 4:23pm
    Politically Correct Revisionism? Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 9 2010, 4:37pm
        Now who's throwing up straw men? Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 9 2010, 5:04pm
            LOL! The Pot Accuses The Kettle! Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 9 2010, 6:58pm
                You put words in my mouth Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 9 2010, 11:28pm
                To spell it out plainly. Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 9 2010, 11:31pm
                Extreme feminism CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 10 2010, 4:40pm
        Thank you! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 9 2010, 7:46pm
            Non-divisive attempt, I swear! Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 9 2010, 11:45pm
                I'm Feeling Like The Scarecrow Here Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Sep 10 2010, 2:04pm
                    That awful "scarecrow" feeling... Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 15 2010, 3:48pm
                        This has me curious Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 15 2010, 3:57pm
    In a historical context... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 10 2010, 4:19am
    Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Readings of Tolkien - in the JRRT Encyclopedia RR discussion squire Send a private message to squire Sep 12 2010, 4:01am
        Nice Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Sep 12 2010, 9:20pm
    Tolkien: The Feminist Critique Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 13 2010, 11:02am
        Do you own a copy of "Women Among the Inklings"? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 13 2010, 3:35pm
            Any idea why that is? Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 13 2010, 6:16pm
                Hot topic? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 13 2010, 6:45pm
                    Seems like a good reason to keep the book in print! Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 13 2010, 6:57pm
                        I forgot that you were there too. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 13 2010, 7:25pm
            Owing a 1000 dollar book... Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 15 2010, 3:14pm
        I'm a little scared squire Send a private message to squire Sep 13 2010, 8:33pm
        I don't ever remember the word "essentialism" Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 14 2010, 7:28pm
            'Essentialist' Penthe Send a private message to Penthe Sep 26 2010, 2:02am
        "Women Among the Inklings" source material. Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 15 2010, 2:49pm
            mis-quoted, dang it, past the editing time! Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 15 2010, 3:05pm
            Wouldn't Tolkien prefer Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 15 2010, 3:39pm
                Self-professed is always best... Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 15 2010, 4:52pm
                    Based on my Googling, Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 15 2010, 5:30pm
                    Also, Tolkien often contradicted Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 15 2010, 7:35pm
                        Could you please make this a main topic, Curious? CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 16 2010, 11:04pm
                            Too late, I'm afraid. Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 17 2010, 12:02am
                        It's a challenging thesis squire Send a private message to squire Sep 16 2010, 11:28pm
                            I agree it's a challenge, but I'm still sold CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 17 2010, 1:08am
                            I don't mean to replace one generalization with another. Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 17 2010, 11:09am
            Interestingly........ Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 16 2010, 2:09am
                That's an interesting assessment Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 16 2010, 2:24am
                    Influences Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 16 2010, 2:21pm
        Tolkien and the Feminists: Some Sources Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 20 2010, 4:13pm
            Sources 2 Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 20 2010, 4:18pm
            Tolkien and the Feminists; Sources 3 Desicon9 Send a private message to Desicon9 Sep 20 2010, 5:25pm
    I couldn't resist posting this here Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 16 2010, 4:20pm
        Good point in the article Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 16 2010, 4:41pm
            Women among the Inklings available for less than the cost of the Shire and everything in it? Gar-heard Send a private message to Gar-heard Sep 16 2010, 8:10pm
                Respectfully Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 16 2010, 8:19pm
            That sentence sums it up Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 16 2010, 10:03pm
                I'm a bit of a split mind on this Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 16 2010, 10:46pm
                I admit it... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Sep 17 2010, 5:31am
                    What TV is Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 17 2010, 2:50pm
                        It was on Inside Edition. Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Sep 17 2010, 6:29pm
                            Grabs a piece of paper Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 17 2010, 11:32pm
        The article would be much improved if... squire Send a private message to squire Sep 16 2010, 10:20pm
            She could have come here... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 17 2010, 2:48am
            This yin and yang interpretation is what annoyed me Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 19 2010, 6:05pm
                I don't think she is referring to Arwen's rescue of Frodo Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 19 2010, 9:24pm
                    That may be true Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 19 2010, 9:56pm
                        She does talk briefly about Galadriel Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 19 2010, 10:20pm
                        "A stereotypical warrior princess" Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 20 2010, 1:29am
                            As usual Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 20 2010, 3:32am
                            You can look at it differently sador Send a private message to sador Sep 20 2010, 9:18am
                            Well Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 20 2010, 6:20pm
                                Elrond, sauciness, Arwen CuriousG Send a private message to CuriousG Sep 20 2010, 10:03pm
                                    The saucy lines I mentioned for Elrond were from the book Arwen Skywalker Send a private message to Arwen Skywalker Sep 21 2010, 1:28am
                                        What is realistic fo a beaing that is thousands of years old? Kangi Ska Send a private message to Kangi Ska Sep 21 2010, 1:53am
        Nice, timely find. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 17 2010, 1:51am
            That is harsh squire Send a private message to squire Sep 17 2010, 2:22am
                I find it more than a little disturbing Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 17 2010, 2:54pm
                    Indeed Tim Send a private message to Tim Sep 17 2010, 3:11pm
            Why would calimac be embarrassed sador Send a private message to sador Sep 19 2010, 12:36pm
                Per a subsequent clarification: N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 19 2010, 2:52pm
                    Although I owe a lot to Calmac Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 19 2010, 3:30pm
        There's also video. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 17 2010, 8:11pm
            Women +1 Eregian Send a private message to Eregian Sep 18 2010, 9:38pm
                Gar! Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Sep 19 2010, 12:10am
                    Revisionist hogwash... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 19 2010, 12:43pm
                        Um... squire Send a private message to squire Sep 19 2010, 4:03pm
                            Well said all around Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 19 2010, 4:11pm
                            I appreciate thie very much, Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Sep 19 2010, 4:54pm
                            Well... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 19 2010, 5:00pm
                                'Reputable' may be relative squire Send a private message to squire Sep 19 2010, 7:40pm
                                    Forgive me... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Sep 19 2010, 8:18pm
                                        A misunderstanding. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 19 2010, 8:33pm
        Are Tolkien fans nuts? the NY Times asks. squire Send a private message to squire Sep 19 2010, 4:45pm
            Even the NYT can't spell "Middle-earth" correctly. // N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 19 2010, 8:29pm
                How do you define "correctly"? FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 26 2010, 10:57am
                    "Correctly" when referring to Tolkien's sub-creation squire Send a private message to squire Sep 26 2010, 5:17pm
                        Well of course FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Sep 27 2010, 9:04am
            Was the headline changed? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Sep 19 2010, 9:56pm
                No, no squire Send a private message to squire Sep 19 2010, 10:26pm
                    I didn't really get that from the column Voronwë_the_Faithful Send a private message to Voronwë_the_Faithful Sep 20 2010, 1:02am
            Columnists don't Curious Send a private message to Curious Sep 20 2010, 1:47am

 
 
 

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