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Roll of Honor Marcho Blackwood - MSS
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Wow! Cool discovery! I just checked my first edition and it matches the 2nd. I wonder when the change occured? We all know that "Riddles in the Dark" was changed, but I didn't know about this one! I believe that the 'Revised Edition" came out in the mid-60's.
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The Laurenendôrian
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So you could have answered it, after all.
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That'll teach you to rely on your word search.
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That said, would you like to take the next turn?
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[ 01-31-2002, 06:31 AM: Message edited by: The Laurenendôrian ]

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Roll of Honor Marcho Blackwood - MSS
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Yeah, I suppose I could have answered it, but given the high value, I seldom open the book so at to avoid any damage.

Since I have about four copies of the paperbacks, and both versions of Riddles in the Dark available on the PC, why would I? Now I have at least one reason!

I'll pass, not having time to look up a quote this am!

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The Laurenendôrian
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Whoops. The smileys didn't come out as I intended in my last post. I was only joking, and acknowledge that there is normally no reason at all to look anything up in your first edition copy.

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Perhaps people would like to have a shot at this one (checked with later versions): Who refers to another character with a noun that has in modern parlance come to be an adjective with the meaning 'ready for use'?

Well, at least it's possible.... []

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Bungo
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Could you clarify this a bit? Do they refer to them as a noun?

ie: He is such a doorknob.

Something along those lines?

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The Laurenendôrian
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Not exactly; rather they use the noun to define the person. For example, if the dwarves said "let's get the burglar to do it", burglar has roughly the same sense gramatically.

[ 02-01-2002, 03:09 PM: Message edited by: The Laurenendôrian ]

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Gilmy
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anyone gonna go?? well if not then i will, here it is, prety easy but oh well

"What have we done O King? Is it a crime to be lost in the forest, to be hungry and thirsty, to be trapped by spiders? Are these your tame beats or your pets, if killing them makes you angry?"

[ 02-01-2002, 04:22 PM: Message edited by: Gilmy ]

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Thorin?
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Gilmy
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nope, close though
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Dori, Balin, or Bilbo?
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I know that Aldea is correct. It's Balin. However, that's beside the point since Gilmy seems to have jumped the gun. I believe that L-Dorian's question has yet to be answered.

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Gilmy
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aldea is correct, but he named more than one, so you my friend are right, anywho, we were getting off line in this who said that thread, i figured i would just get things goin back to regular, nothing wrong with that right? anyway its your go
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I don't have a question anyway, so somebody can go or answer.
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I'm still working on The Laurenendôrian's 'noun question'. It remains the only question of record, even though it redefines the term 'obscure'. []
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The Laurenendôrian
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Well, at least it's easier than my last attempt at a question.

At least, probably easier.

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Gilmy
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yea but this is a "Who Said That" thread, so the next turn is up for anyone
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That is what the current question is asking, though.

Not being given the exact words, doesn't stop it being a 'Who said that question'
Also 'normal' questions are too easy to find with e-copies of the text: The two-parted question prevents this and makes it slightly harder []

[ 02-02-2002, 12:57 PM: Message edited by: Eöl the Dark Elf ]

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The Laurenendôrian
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My thanks, Eöl, for explaining.
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Yeah..but what about the person who started this thread. They said " Who Said That..." on purpose, not "who said that, and where they said that"!
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I, being the one who started this here thread, give up. But i am at a loss. can someone repost the question... or quote... or whatever it is.

This is NOT a trivia thread tho.

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The Laurenendôrian
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Thus I am indeed asking who it was that spoke some particular words. I have not, however, given the words, merely information about them from which they may be identified.

The question, again:
Who refers to another character with a noun that has in modern parlance come to be an adjective with the meaning 'ready for use'?

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There aren't a lot of adjectives like that, aside from "available".

Maybe this is a little too obscure.

Can you just quote this person, noun and all, and let us guess? You know how we hobbits are, we like books that are filled with what we already know. Nothing hard.

[ 02-02-2002, 09:16 PM: Message edited by: Bungo ]

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yes please make things a little less obscure or someone else go.....
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Good question (I wonder why it has taken so long to be answered...no word search, maybe?).

I for one like the challenge. I'll return soon.

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The Laurenendôrian
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Were I to quote the speaker verbatim, somebody would have the answer in under three seconds flat. That, in my view, defeats the object of the game; we play in order to have a challenge.

That said, I realise that this is perhaps rather on the obscure side. Thus, I shall give more information about the word:
First to refine the definition of the adjective; it means 'ready for use' as in 'without need of further work before it may be used'.
Secondly, I will tell you that the first syllable of said word is turn.

If this proves to be of no help, then indeed I shall give you the full quotation.

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