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Because of this speech Tolkien is one of several prominent writers and linguists to whom the phrase is often erroneously attributed.<ref>Graeme Green, '[http://news.scotsman.com/lordoftherings/A-cellar-door-to-the.2487132.jp A cellar door to the soul]'. Updated 2003-12-15. Retrieved 2010-10-17.</ref><ref>Dan Kois. [http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/feature/2004/07/23/darko/index.html Everything you were afraid to ask about "Donnie Darko"]. Updated 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2010-10-17.</ref> In fact the 'cellar door' aphorism was in circulation for at least fifty years before Tolkien used it &ndash; the first published instance being in a 1903 novel ''Gee Boy'' by Cyrus Hooper, and even there it is implied the phrase came from another source.<ref>Grant Barrett (11 February 2010). '[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/magazine/14FOB-onlanguage-t.html?_r=1 On Language - Cellar Door]'. ''The New York Times'' (New York).</ref>
 
Because of this speech Tolkien is one of several prominent writers and linguists to whom the phrase is often erroneously attributed.<ref>Graeme Green, '[http://news.scotsman.com/lordoftherings/A-cellar-door-to-the.2487132.jp A cellar door to the soul]'. Updated 2003-12-15. Retrieved 2010-10-17.</ref><ref>Dan Kois. [http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/feature/2004/07/23/darko/index.html Everything you were afraid to ask about "Donnie Darko"]. Updated 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2010-10-17.</ref> In fact the 'cellar door' aphorism was in circulation for at least fifty years before Tolkien used it &ndash; the first published instance being in a 1903 novel ''Gee Boy'' by Cyrus Hooper, and even there it is implied the phrase came from another source.<ref>Grant Barrett (11 February 2010). '[http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/14/magazine/14FOB-onlanguage-t.html?_r=1 On Language - Cellar Door]'. ''The New York Times'' (New York).</ref>
  
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