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rachthepirate
100626.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:16 am Reply with quote

Traditional local fairy tales of Britain say hobgoblins were 1 or 2 feet tall, hairy, and naked or wearing brown clothes. They lived by the fire and rarely went outside. They were described as friendly, impish, ugly, mischievous, good-humored, helpful, mean, grotesque, and fond of practical jokes. If annoyed, they would turn nasty.


Quote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobgoblin


Now I'd quite like one of these, mythical or not. They seem quite lovly, the are a sort of animal i suppose as they arn't quite human. Who wouldn't one one. It's much better than a goblin.

 
keyboard
100781.  Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:55 am Reply with quote

I always thought the helpful type creature wearing the brown clothing was a brownie (this being where Brownie Guides got the name from). Legend has it that these supernatural brownies crept into your house at night and did all the housework for you - I don't know how you qualify for their help merely having an untidy, even filthy, house doesn't seem to attract them - I've tried.

Are you really a pirate rach?

 
thePhantom
101151.  Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:13 am Reply with quote

Hobgoglin is a famous celtic music shop in leeds, we'll maybe not famous but i've heard of it.

 
Mishi_La_La
126427.  Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:32 pm Reply with quote

Hobgoblin is also a rather tasty ale made at the Wychwood Brewery.

 
Frances
137636.  Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:34 am Reply with quote

One tradition is that they were/are the descendants of the Picts; but since there is no proof of the folk theory that the picts were small and dark - they may have been a perfectly ordinary size - this isn't really very probable.

They might, however, be a conflation of stories about dwarfed babies, cast out/abandoned by their ashamed parents, or orphans, stunted by lack of food and scratching a living where and how they could.

 
MatC
137908.  Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:23 am Reply with quote

See also post 80911

 
Tas
138030.  Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:51 am Reply with quote

Goblin your food is bad for your elf.

:-)

Tas

 
ikkan
138035.  Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:57 am Reply with quote

That's fairy funny!

 
samivel
138039.  Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:04 am Reply with quote

Making such puns is a very bad hobbit.

 
indigo fugit
140850.  Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:59 pm Reply with quote

samivel wrote:
Making such puns is a very bad hobbit.


A little man sat on a toadstool with his head in his hands.

He was asked "are you a gobblin"

He replied "no, I've got a headache"

 
Horwood Beer-Master
616584.  Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:47 am Reply with quote

Hobgoblin eh? Nice beer!


(that poster also forms the basis of the avatars I use at richarddawkins.net and rationalia)

 

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