Login

Or
Register Now


Already have an account?
Username:

Password:

Remember me

Lost Your Password?
Main Menu
Collector's Guide Table of Contents
Recent Visitors

wellinghall
8 minutes ago

Lokki
15 minutes ago

tolkienbrasil
1 hour 19 minutes ago

Beren
2 hours ago

remy
2 hours 3 minutes ago

Stu
3 hours 24 minutes ago

Findegil
3 hours 45 minutes ago

Deagol
4 hours 42 minutes ago
Report message: *
 
* = Required

Re: The Wonders of eBay

Subject: Re: The Wonders of eBay
by garm on 2013/1/5 7:05:48

Thanks, Deagol. So, reading the seller's spiel again, with information from the page you supplied a link to - we can say that this item once belonged to a friend of Tolkien's, but the item itself has no connection whatsoever with JRR.

Now, I got confused whilst reading this sales description. I often wonder, when seeing convoluted pieces of writing such as this, how folk manage who do not have English as a first language. To take a wildly different example - there are folk (native English speakers among them) who are convinced that Lewis and Lacon's 'Fall of Gondolin'' has approval from the Estate. Largely because of wooly descriptions such as we have here.