Wha's wi' tha dwarven brogue, laddie?
October 4, 2007 7:15 PM Subscribe
Who started the idea that fantasy dwarves have a Scottish burr?
posted by L. Fitzgerald Sjoberg to media & arts (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I think I first ran into the idea that dwarves have Scottish accents in one of the RTS Warcraft games. Since then, I've seen it in Order of the Stick and perhaps most notably Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, and it seems like it's spreading. How far back can we trace this? It doesn't seem like we can blame Tolkien, so who can we pin this on?