Friday, May 22, 2009

A Small Peeve

Look, I know the names of JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood are stupid. I know they're annoying and spelled wrong and have random H's stuck in all over the place. And normally I'm not one to be picky about typos or mis-spellings, because I'm sure as heck not perfect myself.

But. People. Tohrment, the guy who tragically loses his mate, is called for short, TOHR. Not THOR. Thor is somebody else. This is Thor:

God of Thunder, big hammer, valkyries, all that? Right? Right.

This is Tohr*:

I'm sure his hammer is more than adequate, but we won't really know until his book comes out.

So please, if you're going to mis-spell it, make it Torh or Tor or Toar or Tahre or Trowhel... just anything but Thor.

Thanks much.

*not actually a photo of Tohrment. Tohr is a fictional character, thus, no pics. But with a crew cut and some fangs, Brando is pretty close, no?


Kati said...

LOL! Isn't it funny what pushes our buttons? I do get this complaint though.

I always question is it: Rehv or Rhev?

H placement - it'll get you every time.

Mandi said...


*goes back to check my own blog*

I had Murhder spelled wrong for a bit..but Tohr isn't too hard to remember:)

Anonymous said...

I may be the only person in the world who never minded those extra "h"s and actually thinks they have exactly the effect Ward was going for.

But I agree - take a minute and spell correctly!!

Nicola O. said...

The other mis-spellings don't bother me because it doesn't evoke the wrong guy, you know?

If "Rhev" was some rock star or ethnic deity, then it would bug me, but he's not, so whether you writhe Rhev or Rehv* doesn't matter. Ditto Mhurder or Murhder*.

*"correct" spelling within the Wardverse

Carolyn Crane said...

People are spelling it Thor? I love the photo you chose for him though. VERY appropriate!

Nicola O. said...

Thanks CJ!

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

Young Marlo Brando is definitely hot. Especially in Guys and Dolls.

I didn't realize people had such a hard time spelling Tohrs name...

Shannon said...

Bwah haha! Trowhel!!! Love it!

Nicola O. said...



Nicola O. said...

OK, now I'm totally cracking up because I got a hit from someone googling on "torh".


Chris said...

And the amusing thing? She's totally stuck with the spelling now. Hee hee.

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

Haha this totally made me giggle. But I actually like the way J.R. spells her guys' names. It's really unique =)

Nicola O. said...


Yeah, can't argue with that!


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