Nerdy Fact #1870: In the original print of The Hobbit, the High…

Nerdy Fact #1870: In the original print of The Hobbit, the High Elves were called “Gnomes” after gnosis, the Greek word for knowledge. Once he realized that gnomes have a much different connotation in fantasy than what he had envisioned, he retconned the name.

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