23 September, 2010
Take your chance to meet Gorm and Benno and Galant and Floro in a piece just posted on the Wheeler Centre website. I wrote the yarn originally as a Wordplay column for Spectrum, though clearly the public fixation behind those IKEA names shows no sign of easing.
Ben Birchall, a Triple-R Breakfaster, plays a brain-bending game on air called Tolkien or IKEA – no easy feat. See how you’d fare singling out the Middle Earthers from the Swedish furnishings in these face-offs:
Faramir vs Freden
Galdor vs Babord
Grundtal vs Grimbold
Deagol vs Molgir
Grima vs Agerum
And while you’re taxing the neurons – who or what is the Allen behind the Allen key? A question from Marisa via the Wheeler, and I’m mildly hexed.