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Post time 2006-7-16 19:54:14 |Display all floors
Brobdingnag

What is the retrospect and the story behind the word? Anyone knows? Thank you!
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Post time 2006-7-16 21:09:06 |Display all floors
a little be complicated...

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Post time 2006-7-16 21:29:02 |Display all floors

the word was invented by the novelist jonathon swift...

it's the name given to a land occupied by enormous people in his novel gulliver's travels...

l don't think there's any history behind the word, but l could be wrong :)

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Post time 2006-7-16 21:57:58 |Display all floors
Brobdingnag is a fictional land in Jonathan Swift's satirical novel, Gulliver's Travels occupied by giants. Lemuel Gulliver visits the land after the ship on which he is travelling is blown off course to an unknown land and he is separated from a party exploring the unknown land. More plot details can be found under A Voyage to Brobdingnag. The adjective Brobdingnagian has come to describe anything of colossal size.

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Post time 2006-7-17 09:21:06 |Display all floors
Oh, thank you! Now I know what the word means. Perhaps it still has such book about Lemuel Gulliver to buy in bookstore.
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Post time 2006-7-22 22:15:38 |Display all floors

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Originally posted by cathay at 17/7/2006 10:21 AM
Oh, thank you! Now I know what the word means. Perhaps it still has such book about Lemuel Gulliver to buy in bookstore.

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