Eighty years ago, on September 21, 1937, JRR Tolkien’s book The Hobbit was first published. In the mid-19th century, ‘hobbit’ (or ‘hobbet’) meant a seed basket or a measure of 2.5 bushels. When Tolkien re-invented the word, he said it meant ‘hole-builder’ or ‘hole-dweller’. ‘Hobbit’ is also the nickname given to the extinct race of […]

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