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==Notable occurences==
 
==Notable occurences==
* The poem "[[Goblin Feet]]" is written by a mister Tolkein.[http://www.biblio.com/books/24772813.html]
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* The poem "[[Goblin Feet]]" is written by a mister Tolkein.[http://www.biblio.com/books/24772813.html].
* More advertisers chose "Tolkein" as their keyword on Google Adwords than "Tolkien" - because the former is cheaper.[http://www.adwordscomplete.com/keywordelite]
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* On one specific Lord of the Rings promo, "Tolkein" had a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click-through_rate click-through rate] that was 50% higher than impressions that spelled "Tolkien".
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* One of the songs of the [[Brobdingnagian Bards]] was titled "[http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Tolkien_Lord_of_the_Rings.shtml Tolkein (The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings)]", but it has been renamed since.
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* Early copies of a reissue of [[Lin Carter]]'s ''[[Tolkien: A Look Behind The Lord of the Rings]]'' in [[2003]] featured the word "Tolkein" on the cover. It has been corrected since.
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* There is a parody of the [[Tolkien Society]], the "[http://www.tolkeinsociety.org/ Tolkein Society]".
  
 
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Revision as of 17:15, 13 June 2008

"My name is TOLKIEN (not -kein)"
J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 165.

A lot of people misspell "Tolkien" as Tolkein. This was already the case in Tolkien's time; several passages in The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien show Tolkien's frustration about the matter.

Origin

Tolkien himself found one possible reason, in Letter 324, for this common mistake: association with yiddish. The name "Tolkien" is German of origin ("tollkühn" = "foolhardy"). At the time, Jewish names were often associated with German; as such, some people might have molded it after the German "-stein".

Notable occurences

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