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(Slate)   Whatever happened to goblins? They used to be such a mainstay of Halloween, but everyone forgot about them. Perhaps a visit to Nilbog is in order   (slate.com) divider line 13
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2013-10-30 09:49:55 AM
Nobody ever really dressed up like a goblin for Halloween.
It's just an onomatopoeia with "ghosts" as a descriptor for any sort of spooky monster.
 
2013-10-30 10:11:08 AM
I like that one of the in-article links goes to a Fark thread.
 
2013-10-30 10:40:31 AM
You can't piss on hospitality.
 
2013-10-30 11:05:21 AM
Hob-noblin'
Wit de goblin
De goblin girl from de mystery world.....
 
2013-10-30 12:00:19 PM

Rev. Skarekroe: Nobody ever really dressed up like a goblin for Halloween.
It's just an onomatopoeia with "ghosts" as a descriptor for any sort of spooky monster.


Alliteration.

Onomatopoeias are words that phonetically emulate or suggest the source of the sound they describe (e.g. "tick-tock" or "growl").

/Grammatik Uber Alles
 
2013-10-30 12:02:37 PM
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2013-10-30 01:20:49 PM
The Sheriff is a Ni*lbog*!
 
2013-10-30 07:38:49 PM
Well, first the Vampires hogged the pop culture spotlight and now it's zombies.

I was wondering just what the fark happened to poor old Frankenstein and the mummy. But maybe they're next in Hollywood regurgitate-monster land!
 
2013-10-30 10:17:51 PM
They stopped Dancing the Magic Dance, that's what happened.  Damned union goblins.  David Bowie is not a happy man.. er, Goblin King.

\Is stealing a baby and making their sister run around in mazes the basis for a system of government?  Apparently not.
 
2013-10-31 08:23:32 AM

FloydA: Rev. Skarekroe: Nobody ever really dressed up like a goblin for Halloween.
It's just an onomatopoeia with "ghosts" as a descriptor for any sort of spooky monster.

Alliteration.

Onomatopoeias are words that phonetically emulate or suggest the source of the sound they describe (e.g. "tick-tock" or "growl").

/Grammatik Uber Alles


Dammit, I knew that!
And I even took the time to make sure I spelled onomatopoeia correctly!
 
2013-10-31 01:13:39 PM
The problem is that they are stuck in a cold war with the Kobolds that has kept their socio-economic progress stagnant since the days of Mordenkainen.
 
2013-10-31 05:35:45 PM
Oh my gooooooooood!
 
2013-10-31 09:44:38 PM
Putting aside the wisdom of warning adults to look out for ghosts-definitionally invisible apparitions---

Ghosts are not "definitionally" invisible.

I guess that a writing style this pretentious has to be accompanied by at least a few pseudo-academic non-facts.
 
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