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pipe smoking

Postby redrobot » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:00 pm

is there anything to suggest that the 'weed' smoked by hobbits isnt more like cannabis than tobacco? looking at the film as tho gandalf and bilbo were potheads gives it a new dimension.

another point is that the smoking habit seems to have acquired a rather sexist demographic. i'm sure women in history have smoked pipes. not so in hobbiton.

i just noticed that word 'habit', certainly another credible etymology for the word hobbit given their very conservative way of life.
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Re: pipe smoking

Postby Krypton_Son » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:56 am

I doubt it very much. When Tolkien wrote the books, pipes were pretty common, plus he doesn't come across to me as a pothead.
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Re: pipe smoking

Postby Otaku-sempai » Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:19 am

Any resemblance between pipe-weed and marijuana is the fault of Peter Jackson and his team. Tolkien's pipe-weed is meant to be a kind of tobacco and is even identified as such in The Hobbit (in the very last sentence of the story if nowhere else).
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