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telophase ([personal profile] telophase) wrote2013-01-03 09:16 am

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Rereading The Hobbit, for obvious reasons, and ran across a sentence that made my inner twelve-year-old snigger, thanks to the changing meaning of words over the years. From the chapter where the wood-elves capture and imprison Thorin:
Then the elves put thongs on him, and shut him in one of the inmost caves with strong wooden doors, and left him.
And thus were a thousand fanfics born.
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[personal profile] movingfinger 2013-01-03 07:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"Thongs" are flip-flops in Australia, making it even funnier IMO.

"No! Not those! My arches! AAAAAUGH!"
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[personal profile] rachelmanija 2013-01-03 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
...and then stood spying through the peep-hole.