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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

It is hard to say for certain, as the search terms to apply for "smurfing" aren't very clear. However: Although there's likely to be many stories for children where a character replaces a ...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

Like the Smurfs I am Belgian, French-speaking native and also a comic fan since my childhood. I grew reading the smurfs, in their original version. I emphasis on this because it has an importance in ...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

I don't know if the Smurf language was the first to use a lot of Smurfing, but it seems that that author Pierre "Peyo" Culliford didn't knew about any similar language. Here is a link to the story of ...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

This is not a real answer to the question, I know, but I think it fits quite well anyway It is going to surprise many, but...a form of smurfing is currently used and spoken by [sane] human beings, ...
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How did Papa Smurf become, well... Papa Smurf?

Papa Smurf appears to have become leader by unspoken acclamation. In his absence in King Smurf (1964), the smurfs quickly descend into anarchy. After fighting amongst themselves for a time, they ...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

What about Shmoos from Li'l Abner? For a real-life, noun-only example, a schmoo can be used to identify a variety of things loosely-known to the observer, usually something that brings happiness. It ...
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How many animated Smurfs movies have been made?

Per wikipedia, there have been 6 feature films starring the Smurfs. The Adventures of the Smurfs (1965) (hand-drawn animation) The Smurfs and the Magic Flute (1976) (hand-drawn animation) Smurfs (...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

There is a Filipino word that has been around for hundreds of years that is used for this purpose. The word is Kwan, and it can be used as a verb, noun, in place of a person's name; in fact, entire ...
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Were the Smurfs the first to smurf their smurfs?

It's actually a common childhood game to substitute one word for many others, and there are probably nursery rhymes that use it though I can't think of one right now. Ernest Hemingway definitely used ...
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