Of Pseudonyms for Misnomers

06-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Haunting Spirit
Join Date: March 2011
Posts 63

Quote: Originally Posted by Galin: "Tauriel would mean 'forest-daughter', not really green or mirk.
Not to defend such a possible addition..."

Linguistic point taken. Too bad Peter Jackson and company couldn't have considered that. Something about "Mirk" -- or "murk" -- seems completely un-elvish, to say the least. Legolas Greenleaf, on the other hand, seems like an appropriate elf name, not that I especially want to see any more slashing and hacking and stabbing and shooting by You-Know-Him, any more than I want to see such mindless crap from You-Know-Her, either.

"Of Pseudonyms for Misnomers"

They tried to name her "Itaril"
But when that wouldn't stick,
They changed her name to something that
They thought would do the trick:
A pseudonym called "Tauriel"
Which sounded just as sick

They found an actress for a part
That Tolkien never wrote
In hopes that elf-chick T-and-A
Would cause fans to emote
And blindly purchase products
That a brain would scarcely note

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2011