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Old 02-21-2006, 12:56 PM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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Nope. I first heard it from L. Sprague de Camp, then from others.

A lot of our cherished images that made it into popular depictions never were, it turns out. Those prehistoric villages in Switzeerland and elsewhere, which were depicted as being built on stilts out in a lake (and which I suspect inspired Lake-Towm in Tolkien's The Hobbit) are now believed to be land-bound palisaded villages.
On weekends, Hogwarts had The Sorting Hat separate the laundry. It hated that.