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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 Yahoos, 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.
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by ssrrr123 August 21, 2011
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