Brobdingrag is the correct spelling of Brobdingnag
as originally intended by a fictional Lemuel Gulliver
in the manuscript so published.
In Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
, Gulliver wrote a letter following the fictional initial publication that is used as a preface in the version actually published under Swift. Though the letter deals mostly with Gulliver's frustration at the behavior of humanity as that of Yahoo
s, he also makes a brief aside:
Indeed I must confess, that as to the people of Lilliput
, Brobdingrag (for so the word should have been spelt, and not erroneously Brobdingnag), and Laputa
, I have never yet heard of any Yahoo so presumptuous as to dispute their being, or the facts I have related concerning them; because the truth immediately strikes every reader with conviction.