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What's the difference between a goblin and a hobgoblin?

Question #118492. Asked by Datsmeharse.
Last updated Dec 23 2016.

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The main difference between goblins and hobgoblins is that hobgoblins think that they are funny.
link https://www.quora.com/Mythical-Creatures-Is-there-a-discernible-difference-between-a-goblin-and-a-hobgoblin

Response last updated by CmdrK on Dec 23 2016.
Oct 31 2010, 8:35 AM
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Response last updated by CmdrK on Dec 23 2016.
Oct 31 2010, 11:34 AM
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Hobgoblins are a sort of rougher brownie, with more of sense of humour (which may not always be to the householder's taste). Like brownies, they do odd jobs round the house. Goblins, on the other hand don't work for you. They vary from just being a decided nuisance to being outright evil. Both can be about the same size. The two terms have been confused in more modern times, with some thinking that a hobgoblin must be worse than a goblin. The 'hob' bit is a form of 'Rob' as in Robin Goodfellow.
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin
link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobgoblin

Oct 31 2010, 1:10 PM
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