Talk:Brobdingnag

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Brobdingnag[edit]

This page is currently listed on the Votes for Deletion page with suggestions that it be merged back into the Gulliver's Travels main article and this page be a redirect to the article. My belief is that this article is of such importance to the book that it warrants its own page to allow more discussion in depth. I would encourage all people with an interest in this issue or Gulliver's Travels to have your say in this vote. Capitalistroadster 00:08, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Move-to notice removal[edit]

I've removed the "this article should be moved to Gullivers Travels" notice, as there is no apparent compelling reason for doing so, and several good reasons to retain it as a stand-alone article - not least of which is the usefulness of being able to include it in the Fictional countries category, which serves as an invaluable literary cross-reference.--Centauri 05:59, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

I for one think this article should NOT be redirected. Brobdignangian is a term used outside Gilliver (like Lillipution, but less widespread). The article is referred to elsewhere, as mentioned above. DJ Clayworth 06:08, 16 Jan 2005 (UTC)

About your vote to delete Philosophy Quick Topic Guide[edit]

You voted before the whole issue was presented, so you may not have realized what the issue was. There are two templates battling it out, and you voted to delete one (for reasons unrelated to the conflict) before the second TfD notice was posted. Please take another look. Go for it! 02:20, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

Communism[edit]

is it just me, or do the people of Brobdingnag run a Utopean Communist soceity? after all the farmers seem provided for, yet have no money, or else why would Gulliver's Master have tried to use Gulliver for his own end, selling Gulliver as he did? all the farmers bring their produce to the capital, where its given to each person on the basis of how much they need. the one difference is that this communist society was not intended to over throw the industrial capitalistic group, and that Marx is has another century to be born. Devel31 00:02, 12 February 2007 (UTC) devel31

Other Uses & Trivia[edit]

As 'Brobdingnagian' is coming into more common usage, it seems uneccessary to have a section of the article highlighting times the word has been used in literature and culture. Perhaps there should just be a section on contemporary use of the word that could include some of these examples? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 131.107.0.73 (talk) 22:50, 15 September 2008 (UTC)

Brobdingrag?[edit]

I recall that in the prefatory letter from Captain Gulliver to his cousin Sympson, he mentioned that the proper name for the country was Brobdingrag and that the spelling Brobdingnag was an error on the part of the publisher, which is certainly an understandable mistake as r and n could easily be hard to distinguish in someone's handwriting. Is this a noteworthy remark? Is this a genuine complaint on Swift's part or is this entirely in character of Lemuel Gulliver? JOHANNESRAFF (talk) 00:57, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

This has always bothered me. When I read the story and saw this (see Project Gutenberg, 2nd Preface - warning 600Kb), I thence referred to it as "Brobdingrag", and de-corrected those who dared correct me. Granted, the entire novel was a satire of such ____'s Travels novels of the time in which ridiculous spellings may be commonplace and thus commonly misspelled to the pedantic annoyance of those who will never again be quoted.
However, I am also pedantic, and thus will remedy this immediately. SamuelRiv (talk) 20:49, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Broken links[edit]

Suggest removing the following, or finding links which work (e.g. on http://www.gutenberg.org ?):

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Maps[edit]

The Location section currently states “The drawings in Gulliver's travels are clearly based on cartographer Herman Moll's New Correct Map of the Whole World". I've asked for a citation for this, because there is no “clearly” about it. The maps for Gulliver's Travels seem to have been drawn especially for the publication, and are based on the contemporary knowledge of the world, just as a present-day publication might be. To extrapolate from that to Herman Moll's map, which was published around the same period, is pure OR. Moll certainly didn't mark Brobdingnag on his map, nor any of the other places Gulliver visited (except maybe Japan), and we shouldn't be implying he did. Moonraker12 (talk) 11:40, 4 November 2014 (UTC)