not exactly Tolkien Trivia, but a lot of fun..!
This is something the Washington Post does as a competition.
Take any word from the dictionary,
alter it by adding, subtracting or changing one or two letters, and supply a
new definition. Or add two words together to make a new one, or
alternatively come up with a new definition for a real word.
(put the original words underneath so that those who don't have English as a
first language can follow it a little easier.)
here are some of the winners.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author's sarcastic wit and the reader who
doesn't get it.
(sarcasm + Chasm)
Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really
bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's, like, a serious
(karma + Armageddon)
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very high.
Foreploy: any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of
obtaining.. *cough* family board *cough*
I've been thinking about a few LOTR-related ones for Frodo & Bilbo's
birthday. Seeing as our good professor was a Philologist. I thought he
Anominous - slightly scary looking stranger/unknown figure in the
shadowy corner of an inn or on a horse.
(Anonymous + ominous)
Berthday when hobbits eat too much at Bilbo's party.
Followship - "Mordor, Which way Gandalf? Left or right?"
Pipweed - Pippin's secret stash!
Drag-on - when the mind-games with Smaug just won't come to an end..
Complany when everybody in the group (*cough* Boromir *cough*) has a
different idea as to what to do with that dratted piece of gold.
See if you can come up with any more.
Posted on TORn as part of Bilbo & Frodo's 2004 Birthday celebrations.