14/12/2012

BILBO WHO?

I read in the local paper Diario de Avisos this morning that "The Hobbit" is coming to cinemas in Spain.
It is, apparently, the story of Bilbo Bolson.
Bolsa is Spanish for bag, so they've translated Baggins into Spanish! Why?
Will the French call him Bilbo Sac?
Will he be Bilbo Borsa in Italy and Bilbo Tasche in Germany?
They've already put a female in to be politically correct. Don't you just wonder sometimes what makes the film industry tick?

10 comments:

  1. Hilarious, Liz. So is the wizard now 'Gandalfo el gris' !!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hilarious, Liz. So is the wizard now 'Gandalfo el gris' !!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I didn't read that far down, seaview - I was too gob-smacked to continue!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, that's hilarious! You do wonder at some of these marketing people...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh that's funny, why do they do these things.

    ReplyDelete
  6. That's really daft. A name's a name, surely! Although Bilbo Bolson does have a certain sort of ring to it!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lizy, I've awarded you the very inspiring blog award - more details over on mine.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Liz

    I have awarded you the 'Very Inspiring Blog' award - more details over at mine :-)

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment, please - I will reply to everyone.