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Lassie

Lassie is a fictional character created by Eric Knight. She is a Rough Collie dog, and is featured in a short story that was later expanded to a full-length novel called Lassie Come-Home. Knight's portrayal of Lassie bears some features in common with another fictional female collie of the same name, featured in the British writer Elizabeth Gaskell's 1859 short story "The Half Brothers." In "The Half Brothers", Lassie is loved only by her young master and guides the adults back to where two boys are lost in a snowstorm.Published in 1940, Knight's novel was filmed by MGM in 1943, as Lassie Come Home with a dog named Pal playing Lassie. Pal then appeared with the stage name "Lassie" in six other MGM feature films through 1951. Pal's owner and trainer Rudd Weatherwax then acquired the Lassie name and trademark from MGM and appeared with Pal (as "Lassie") at rodeos, fairs, and similar events across America in the early 1950s. In 1954, the long-running, Emmy winning television series Lassie debuted, and, over the next 19 years, a succession of Pal's descendants appeared on the series. The "Lassie" character has appeared in radio, television, film, toys, comic books, animated series, juvenile novels, and other media. Pal's descendants continue to play Lassie today.

Lassie vs. Lassy

Lassie

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1. Etymology
          3.1. See also
          3.2. References

Lassy

Lassie

1. Etymology

Diminutive of lass.

2. Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlæsi/
  • Rhymes: -æsi

3. Noun

lassie (plural lassies)

  1. (chiefly Scotland, Northern England, Geordie, Northumbria) A young girl, a lass, especially one seen as a sweetheart.
    • 2012, Celtic Woman, Believe (album): Green Grow the Rushes (song)
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      Green grow the rushes, oh
      The sweetest hours that e'er I spent
      Are spent among the lassies, oh

3.1. See also

  • lad

3.2. References

  • Todd's Geordie Words and Phrases, George Todd, Newcastle, 1977[1]

4. Anagrams

  • Alesis, Alessi, Elissa, aisles, laisse, sailes, slaies

Lassy

1. Etymology

lass +‎ -y

2. Noun

lassy (plural lassies)

  1. (chiefly Scotland) Alternative form of lassie

3. Anagrams

  • Lyssa, Slays, Sylas, lyssa, slays
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