G'day Englishista@s Would anybody care to offer an opinion of the meaning of this immortal line by TOLKIEN. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. It has puzzled me for about thirty years. .,, Please do not post links to an opinion by someone I have never heard of. I am interested in the opinion of people I have some knowledge about. Links to Wikipedia and quotations pages and such are useless to me because those places have not been peer reviewed by my peers but Word Reference is savagely peer reviewed and stuff and nonsense are soon revealed.