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Old 07-18-2003, 12:25 PM   #20
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From the Foreword to The Hobbit:
"Orc is not an English word. It occurs in one or two places but is usually translated goblin (or hobgoblin for the larger kinds.)"
It is's in the Oxford English Dictionary...

Yes, I always assumed that goblins and orcs were one and the same...also remember that Tolkien did not originally mean 'The Hobbit' to be part of the Middle Earth mythology he was also writing. He later connected the two by use of the Ring and having the Necromancer be Sauron. Or something like that, and no, I can't remember where I got that from, but I read it somewhere...
Dotard! What is the house of Eorl but a thatched barn where brigands drink in the reek, and their brats roll on the floor among the dogs?
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