plural of dwarf (was: dialect in novels)

Douglas Bigham TlhovwI at AOL.COM
Wed Mar 7 23:12:42 UTC 2001

Y'all might be interested, but the dwarfs-dwarves debate was used comically by Stephen Sondheim in "Into the Woods" which I think debuted in 1987.  There are two prince brothers arguing and we get:

A: It's no sicker than your thing with dwarves.
B: Dwarfs!
A: Dwarfs!
B: Dwarfs are very upsetting. . .

The difference between them is exaggerated as well.


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