A secret Ringer wrote in to say that his university in Wellington was visited by the Rings. Techies were spotted in and around the School for European Languages. They were looking for Geman and Russian speakers. Students were recorded as they spoke whatever came into their head in those languages. For that they were given no script, but then they were asked to read “some sort of gobbledegook” into the microphones.

Our spy guesses that they were looking for people to make background noise – after all, they are recording the soundtrack around now, and the background to that might well require some sort of conversation in gutteral accents. Perhaps the Rohirrim or the Orcs?

That would have to be a frustrating job….you get a LOTR script and it’s in an unknown language!