Re LOTR totally OT spoilers

Caleb W SCWoody423 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 14 15:11:17 EST 2002


----- Original Message -----
From: "catherine wright" <crachelwright at yahoo.co.uk>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 10:45 AM
Subject: Re: Re LOTR totally OT spoilers


> --- Ven <vendersleighc at yahoo.com> wrote: > > I think
> they will have to grow up a bit as they
> > get involved in far grimmer stuff.
>
> Yes - this happens in the book too - Merry and Pippin
> are younger than both Sam and Frodo (much younger than
> Frodo) and must still be at the latter end of their
> tweens (is that what Tolkien calls it? I think so, but
> mind is fuddled by endless data entry involving the
> Tweenies programmes)
<snip>

The word "tweenager" has apparently recently been used to refer to preteens
of aroun the 8 to 12 age range, but I can't hear it without thinking of
young hobbits.



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