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Old 07-08-2004, 05:48 PM   #1
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Have you ever had a time where you were sitting around doing pretty much nothing, and you were listening passively to the people around you? Yes, I'm sure you have. Now have you ever had a time when someone said something and you REALLY hoped you misheard? For LotR relatedness, an example.

While watching RotK with my brothers last night, I could have sworn I heard my eldest brother say:

"Isn't that Frendo Maggot?"

Frendo, I ask you. Just what exactly is a "frendo" anyhow? You're thoughts...

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Old 07-08-2004, 08:09 PM   #2
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Well my brother thought Frodo's name was 'Freddo' and was bagging The Professor for a good 15 minutes, before I showed him the book. However, he only abated for a minute or so, before going on to say what a stupid name Frodo was anyway, and why whould anyone in their right mind call someone Gandalf .
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:11 PM   #3
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One that happened to a friend:

We were writing random things on a whiteboard, and some other friends were in another room with the door between closed. One friend in the other room said "He's got hairy feet...He's a Hobbit!" and the friend with me started laughing because he thought she said "he's a hot babe".
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Old 07-08-2004, 08:49 PM   #4
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See, this is the type of thing I overheard. Instead, around here, I usually overhear, "The end of the world is nearing us! Sinners, repent!!" or "Now how to I get to that protest?" or something stupid about the stupid San Francisco GIants or New York Yankees. *shiver* I hate those teams!

The only over-hearing would be when I'd eavesdrop on my ex-cousins before stepping in to correct them, which usually led to an argument on why they are right and I am wrong, even when I showed them the book, which they, and manyother ex-relatives, seriously believed I had specially made with "wrong" facts to make my cousins look stupid. Like in my book is says Gandalf is Gandalf. I guess in theirs he's Gumball. Seriously. That's what they said. He's Gumball because Gandalf isn't a name, just something I made up! If you're sitting there wondering what the H***, join the club.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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I was watching the Disc 2 stuff on RotK today, and probably because of my earache (I'm defective... sick again ) I could have sworn I heard PJ say something about "Faragorn". A mix between Faramir, Fangorn, and Aragorn, perhaps? I can see it now... a great, kind, powerful, merciful, loving, slow-talking, patient... tree.
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Old 07-11-2004, 11:54 AM   #6
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Well I remember a review of FOTR where the writer said "I am sure Cate Blanchett as Galadriel said 'I give you the light of Air India" LOL

And my sister, who has scorned my LOTR obsession for about 20 years until she saw Orlando Bloom ("you never told me elves were hot...") couldn't believe her ears when she heard part of the radio version when they rebroadcast it and heard the name Shagrat .... and that was real... a more innocent world

And while Frodo is a fairly silly name it beats Bingo....the original
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Well, I have no LotR mishearings, but I did hear this really weird thing in soccer practice. Someone was talking about one of our coaches, I think, and they said something about pulling out their nose hairs?!?!? They wouldn't tell me what they were talking about, but they said I didn't want to know, so I left it alone.
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"Faragorn". A mix between Faramir, Fangorn, and Aragorn, perhaps? I can see it now... a great, kind, powerful, merciful, loving, slow-talking, patient... tree.
Who also happens to be the King of Gondor.
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Old 07-23-2004, 02:17 AM   #9
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On the last time I watched RotK I misheard one thing with the result that Gandalf got a new, very dreaded foe - The Bitch King of Angmar!
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Arareiel, how may your cousins be 'ex'? I mean, wife or husband can be ex, (or girlfriend, for that matter, *sigh), but cousins? I mean, even if it was your uncle who was divourced with your aunt (suppose?), cousins remain cousins?

I will stand corrected, of course, if the matter is more complicated than I see it
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Perhaps they were cousins by marriage (step-cousins), but the marriage didn't last, therefore those who were cousins, no longer are. I've got a situation like that.

However, if it doesn't apply to hearing weird ME-related things, please deal with it in PMs. Thanks.
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"Faragorn". A mix between Faramir, Fangorn, and Aragorn, perhaps? I can see it now... a great, kind, powerful, merciful, loving, slow-talking, patient... tree.
Who also happens to be the King of Gondor.
And Steward of Ithlien, with... three wives.
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Well I had been watching FOTR with my friend and he had to go so when he came bak I asked him where we left off. And he said "Where Gollum died." I said "Gollum?" he goes "Yeah you know Gollum the guy with the grey cloak and hat, jeez it's you're favorite movie and you don't even know who one of the chief charactors is!" of course I corrected him now he refuses to listen to any LOTR rantings I have
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You are all aware of Saruman's famed line "Do you know how orcs first came into being?"... well, that line has now become "Do you know how ox first came into being?" in the world of Fea's Hearing. I also thought for a moment I heard Gimli exclaim "Ack! Pork blood." when sampling a bit from a leaf in Fangorn. Amazing how accents can mar the word 'orc', is it not?
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You are all aware of Saruman's famed line "Do you know how orcs first came into being?"... well, that line has now become "Do you know how ox first came into being?" in the world of Fea's Hearing. I also thought for a moment I heard Gimli exclaim "Ack! Pork blood." when sampling a bit from a leaf in Fangorn. Amazing how accents can mar the word 'orc', is it not?

I'm fairly certain that's just another stereotype of the Dwarve's roots in the Jewish religion, why else would he be offended by pork blood?
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I always thought movie Boro said at the Council of Elrond: 'Not with 10,000 men couldn't even do this...' and just thought the scriptwriters accidentally wrote in a double negative.

But after putting on CC I realised it was 'Not with 10,000 men could you even do this...'

But my favourite was Eowyn in TTT talking about the wildmen...now she says: 'the wildmen burn as they go, rick, cot, and tree.'

I thought she said 'Rick Cottontree' and came up with an imagination of who this 'Rick' guy was and of course set him on fire in my head.
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My sister, for the longest time, thought that Frodo's name was Frito. I only realised this when one day I was talking about LotR and she looked at me and said, "You're weird. Your favorite book is about a frito saving the world." By the time she finished her sentence I was laughing to hard to correct her, which probably furthered her belief that I am mad. Even though she's the one who wanted to make a hat out of watermelon last night.
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Maybe your sister has read Bored of the Rings?
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I wish. My sister hates LotR though, and will not come within 30 yards of anything to do with it of her own free will.
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Sorry, no one knows me, but this is my ever-lasting shame. I saw the Fellowship movie before I read the book. But, if one hears people say things, one is liable to mishear them, and therefore think that Legolas's name is actually Legless, and that his mother named him that when he was born, and that he has in the intervening years grown new appendages. [wow, I think that was the longest sentence I have ever written] Please someone say that that's a common mistake and that I'm not completely doolally. I also believed fervently in Mr. Rick Cottontree, by the way.
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'Legless', 'Merry', that book is just an ode to getting drunk.
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No matter how many times I see/hear FOTR, and I've heard the line perhaps close to fifty times. When Gandalf 'finds' Sam outside Frodo's window and questions him about dropping eaves.. It always sounds to me that Gandalf is saying 'trimming the verbs?'.
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I still hear Gimli offering the services of his ox. Every time. Just hitch 'em up and plow your way to Mordor.
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Reaching back to the olden days of Ralph Bakshi's version... I went with a group of fan friends to see it when it opened in town, and all of us heard the same thing when Gandalf was trying to open the gates of Moria:

"Egg roll! EGG roll!!!"

Needless to say, we went out for Chinese food after the movie.

And maybe if they'd brought Gimli's ox instead of Bill, they wouldn't have had any problem plowing down the doors.
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Sounds like you all need some "Elvis medicine".
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Not so much a mispronunciation... but why does Aragorn's accent suddenly change at the Council of Elrond? "The ring has no otha' Mastuh'
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But my favourite was Eowyn in TTT talking about the wildmen...now she says: 'the wildmen burn as they go, rick, cot, and tree.'

I thought she said 'Rick Cottontree' and came up with an imagination of who this 'Rick' guy was and of course set him on fire in my head.
I thought so for the longest time too! I always thought "Who's this Rick Cottontree Eowyn speaks of anyway?" I didn't recognise the name, and now I know why. Actually, I didn't get what she was saying until I read the bit of the book where 'rick, cot, and tree' are in a different order.
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