what is the Gnarble?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Frankie_Z, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Frankie_Z Member


    I encounter this word in a children story. I guess it was an animal living in the sea. I go through all En dictionaries I have, but no explanation was found.

    Can you give me some clue? Or maybe it is just the name of role in story?

    <<the journey of the noble gnarble>>


  2. Barque Senior Member


    A gnarble isn't a real animal. It is just a name of a type of fish made up for that story.
  3. panjandrum

    panjandrum <<PongoMod>> EO'Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    See http://www.freechildrenstories.com/noble-gnarble/
    The Gnarble, and a number of other fanciful fish, have been invented for the purpose of the story.
  4. Thomas Tompion Senior Member

    Southwest France
    English - England
    There's a tradition in English of inventing strange creatures in stories and poems for children of all ages (from 2 to 102).

    Here are two famous examples: 1 2

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