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Smurfingly Smurftastic Facts About The Smurfs

While those of you with kids might have gone to see the Smurfs movie, I’m assuming the rest of you haven’t. From what I’ve heard, you aren’t missing much if you haven’t seen it, but I can’t talk from first-hand experience because I haven’t gone either. Regardless of what you think of the new movie, [...]

The Origin of the Word "Smurf"

Or, should I say, the origin of the word “Schtroumpf”. This was the name that Belgian cartoonist PierrĂ© Culliford gave to his little blue creations in the original French-language comics. Culliford invented the word while trying to ask for a dining companion to pass the salt: Culliford, for some reason, could not remember how to say [...]