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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:08 pm 
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The first two I think. Need to go check.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:53 pm 
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Was "blacksmith" somehow derived from "burgler"?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:54 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:23 pm 
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Are the first two words also the first two words of the original quote?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:26 am 
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They are.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:27 pm 
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Is it Gandalf speaking? Or the Elf-king?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:58 pm 
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Gandalf

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:45 pm 
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"After all he is my friend," said the wizard, "and not a bad little chap."

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:25 pm 
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Thats the one! Dunno where Blacksmith came from?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:17 am 
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Weird!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:49 am 
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This shouldn't be too hard, I don't think.

Many of them are nuts and acorn trees? Now, my friend, it no longer hear the creatures know.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:59 am 
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Is it Treebeard, about the woods devastated by Saruman?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:32 am 
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Yup. Do you have the quote?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Many of those trees were my friends, creatures I had known from nut and acorn; many had voices of their own that are lost forever now.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:30 pm 
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You got it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Do we have a new quote?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:45 pm 
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I am going to post this simply for the bizarreness of the translation. Not a single word, or the overall meaning, of the translated sentence relates to the original, except that the original sentence starts with Yes.

Yeah, so what's getting to you, ma'am?

If this it too annoying, I'll post a better quote later today.

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:02 pm 
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Is it even directed towards or referring in any way to a female (as the ma'am would suggest)?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Not at all. The speaker is in fact alone at the moment (although the word "you" is also in the original).

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‘There’s no greys, only white that’s got grubby. I’m surprised you don’t know that. And sin, young man, is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That’s what sin is.’
‘It’s a lot more complicated than that -’
‘No. It ain’t. When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they’re getting worried that they won’t like the truth. People as things, that’s where it starts.’
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:41 pm 
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Is the speaker a woman?

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