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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
TDOS or DOS? The Desolation's Abbreviation
Poll: TDOS or DOS? The Desolation's Abbreviation
TDOS 8 / 21%
DOS 30 / 79%
38 total votes


Sep 4 2012, 7:08pm

Post #1 of 9 (722 views)
TDOS or DOS? The Desolation's Abbreviation Can't Post

This was discussed very briefly when the second Hobbit film's new title was announced. The Desolation of Smaug 's initials used on the web could include the "The" in front as in TTT, or without it as in FOTR and ROTK. Forum Admin dernwyn humorously pointed out that ' "dos" is spanish for "two".' Which is quite a funny coincidence considering that this is the second film!

What say you? TDOS or DOS?


Sep 4 2012, 7:26pm

Post #2 of 9 (358 views)
DOS [In reply to] Can't Post

I keep going to write it without the The anyway Wink


Sep 4 2012, 7:44pm

Post #3 of 9 (363 views)
DOS is easier [In reply to] Can't Post

It is also consistent with FOTR and ROTK. In my opinion, TTT is a perfectly viable exception because I don't personally feel that TT (i.e. Two Towers) would sound right.

Noel Q. von Schneiffel

Sep 4 2012, 8:10pm

Post #4 of 9 (366 views)
Why not "Much Scary Desolation Of Smaug"? // [In reply to] Can't Post



Sep 4 2012, 9:32pm

Post #5 of 9 (454 views)
DoS (at least when it is by itself) [In reply to] Can't Post

The Lord of the Rings is usually abbreviated as LotR. In this case, the full abbreviation should probably be: TH:TDoS.

Grey Havens

Sep 5 2012, 3:37pm

Post #6 of 9 (472 views)
TDOS... [In reply to] Can't Post

... otherwise, with DOS, I think everyone's speaking computer geek. Crazy


Sep 5 2012, 11:02pm

Post #7 of 9 (370 views)
To me that would be DOS [In reply to] Can't Post

Simply because that's faster to writte and everyone's on the boards going to know what this mean. I should also point out that it is the same with: LOTR. Which spell Lord of The Ring even though the full title is actually The Lord Of The Rings. I guess the fans get used not to say 'The' for speed and convevience of writting. Not much people are for: TLOTR.

(This post was edited by sam90 on Sep 5 2012, 11:04pm)


Sep 6 2012, 4:48am

Post #8 of 9 (472 views)
LOL [In reply to] Can't Post

was thinking the same thing WinkLaugh

Grey Havens

Sep 24 2012, 11:35pm

Post #9 of 9 (380 views)
TDOS [In reply to] Can't Post

TDOS because of the computer geek thing. It's still a bad acronym because "DOS" is still in it. But the title is a great title and you have to be true to titles with acronyms. LOTR and ROTK violate the rule, but TTT does not. We need one more that includes the "The" in the acronym to balance it.


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