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Please double check your spell checker.

I'm reading a really engrossing 800 page novel, but I was jarred right out of the story into fits of unintended laughter when a character referred to "Catherine of Aragorn" while chastising another character.

(It should have been "Catherine of Aragon.")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Aragon

(Aragorn is a great guy, especially as played by Viggo Mortensen *drool* in the recent film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, but...)
 

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Heh-heh. Every time I see or hear the name Aragon,

AAAAA-WA-GAAAHHHN!

I would not be able to read a book with that typo without cracking up.
 

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Cherise Kelley said:
Please double check your spell checker.

I'm reading a really engrossing 800 page novel, but I was jarred right out of the story into fits of unintended laughter when a character referred to "Catherine of Aragorn" while chastising another character.

(It should have been "Catherine of Aragon.")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Aragon

(Aragorn is a great guy, especially as played by Viggo Mortensen *drool* in the recent film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings, but...)
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Thanks for the laugh. I'm just glad it wasn't one of my novels though.
 

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Well, poor Catherine likely would have been better off with Aragorn than with Henry VIII.

Regarding embarrassing LOTR related typos, back when the Fellowship of the Ring came out, I was supposed to write an e-mail to a Romanian business partner at my day job. I've forgotten what the real name of the addressee of that e-mail was, but I addressed the woman as Mrs. Boromir and only noticed my mistake after I had already sent the e-mail. No idea what the lady in question made of my replacing her name with that of a LOTR character. I kind of hope she was a Tolkien fan and thus got a kick out of me marrying her off to a character played by Sean Bean.
 

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Well, poor Catherine likely would have been better off with Aragorn than with Henry VIII.

Regarding embarrassing LOTR related typos, back when the Fellowship of the Ring came out, I was supposed to write an e-mail to a Romanian business partner at my day job. I've forgotten what the real name of the addressee of that e-mail was, but I addressed the woman as Mrs. Boromir and only noticed my mistake after I had already sent the e-mail. No idea what the lady in question made of my replacing her name with that of a LOTR character. I kind of hope she was a Tolkien fan and thus got a kick out of me marrying her off to a character played by Sean Bean.
Actually, Catherine of Aragon was a nasty piece of work in her own right.
 

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How do you know they weren't just referring to the lovechild of Catherine and Aragorn from that one time she slipped into a portal to another world and ended up in an erotic fanfic with the cast of Lord of the Rings?

It seems pretty reasonable to me, is all.
You can't just jump to conclusions about these things.
 

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CoraBuhlert said:
Well, poor Catherine likely would have been better off with Aragorn than with Henry VIII.

Regarding embarrassing LOTR related typos, back when the Fellowship of the Ring came out, I was supposed to write an e-mail to a Romanian business partner at my day job. I've forgotten what the real name of the addressee of that e-mail was, but I addressed the woman as Mrs. Boromir and only noticed my mistake after I had already sent the e-mail. No idea what the lady in question made of my replacing her name with that of a LOTR character. I kind of hope she was a Tolkien fan and thus got a kick out of me marrying her off to a character played by Sean Bean.
Heh! What a funny story. I hope she was a fan, too! I guess it's a good sign, that you didn't hear about it later. :)
 

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CoraBuhlert said:
Well, poor Catherine likely would have been better off with Aragorn than with Henry VIII.

Regarding embarrassing LOTR related typos, back when the Fellowship of the Ring came out, I was supposed to write an e-mail to a Romanian business partner at my day job. I've forgotten what the real name of the addressee of that e-mail was, but I addressed the woman as Mrs. Boromir and only noticed my mistake after I had already sent the e-mail. No idea what the lady in question made of my replacing her name with that of a LOTR character. I kind of hope she was a Tolkien fan and thus got a kick out of me marrying her off to a character played by Sean Bean.
There are worse characters you could have married her to. You didn't refer to her as Mrs. Gollum. ;)

ETA: Of course, being the meanie I am, that's who I would have married Catherine to.
 

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I just remembered the woman's real name. It was Mrs. Dragomir, so it's definitely similar.

Meanwhile, I only realized today when I was asked to spell my mother's maiden name that my Mom's maiden name is very close to Bilbo's and Frodo's surname in the German edition of The Hobbit and LOTR. My Mom never noticed, since she hasn't read the books. Still, I guess that makes me half a Hobbit.
 
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