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Re: Elves

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  • Paul F. Labaki
    They may not know the words, but the images are well known. Most people, in my experience, know the word elves and give it negative connotations, -- Paul
    Message 1 of 5 , Jul 23, 1999
      They may not know the words, but the images are well known. Most people, in
      my experience, know the word elves and give it negative connotations,
      --
      Paul Labaki

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      >From: WendellWag@...
      >To: mythsoc@onelist.com
      >Subject: Re: [mythsoc] Elves
      >Date: Fri, Jul 23, 1999, 10:29 AM
      >

      > From: WendellWag@...
      >
      > In a message dated 7/22/99 11:50:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      > sheik@... writes:
      >
      > << Only the enlightened who have actually read Tolkien, especially _The
      > Silmarillion_. Most of the rest still think of pixies, nixies, brownie,
      > gremlins, gnomes and other types of traditional "fairys" when they hear the
      > world elves; even worse, they think of happy-go-lucky, mischeivous, naive,
      > child-like rustic "people" with vulcan ears. >>
      >
      > Is it really true that most people even know the terms "pixies", "nixies",
      > "brownies", "gremlins", and "gnomes"? I suspect that most of the world can
      > be divided up into people who have read Tolkien (or some tenth-rate imitation
      > of him) and those with no interest in elves at all.
      >
      > Wendell Wagner
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