Asked in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
Are gnomes shorter than hobbits?
January 22, 2011 12:35PM
Both gnomes and hobbits are fantasy creatures. It would be hard to actually compare them. However, if you were to compare the garden gnomes in the Harry Potter series with the hobbits in The Hobbit, the gnomes would be very much shorter.
Asked in The Difference Between
What is the difference between gnomes and hobbits?
Gnomes were subterranean dwellers of ambiguous physical description until Disney's Snow White came out in 1937. After that, the physical appearance was modelled after the seven dwarfs. Gnomes were synonymous with goblins in European folklore (George MacDonald's tales for children in the 19th Century). Hobbits are of J.R.R. Tolkien's creation (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) and were physically different in appearance (as of the first edition of The Hobbit in 1937) . Gnomes are public domain. Hobbits are copyrighted Intellectual Property of the Tolkien Estate. Gnomes are now commonly garden ornaments. Hobbits are multi-million dollar movie stars.
Asked in J.R.R. Tolkien
Were they any hobbits in tales of the middle ages or did Tolkien make them up on his own?
Why do lawn gnomes like cheese?
Asked in Home & Garden, Gardening
How do you make your friends like gnomes?
I love your question. I suggest you change the focus from your gnomes to you. I'm sure you have asked your friends how they like your gnomes and have received less than desirable comments. This is hurtful to you as it would be for anyone sharing their favorite things. From now on it's not about the gnomes. It's about you and that you love gnomes. It will be easier for your friends to like you for your love of gnomes than it will be for your friends to love gnomes like you love them. Show interest in their loves and they will show interest in yours. Heck, I don't even know you and I like it that you like gnomes. Just don't make me like them if I don't want to.
Asked in Jokes and Riddles
What is shorter than you and found in North America?
Asked in Collective Nouns
What is the collective noun for garden gnomes?