Re: CHAT: Postpositions
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, April 6, 2002, 16:01|
Lars Henrik Mathiesen writes:
> > Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 22:50:58 -0500
> > From: John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> > Matthew Kehrt scripsit:
> > > And it's Mornington Crescent, not Finchley Central. Silly.
> > At least two independent sources have called it "Finchley Central":
> > the book of non-games cited by Hofstadter, and Colin Fine of the
> > Lojban list, from personal experience. Which is not to say that there
> > can't be variants: I myself have played it under the title of "Grand
> > Central", referring to the NYC subway station of that name.
> Well, the game is something of a cult under the name Mornington
> Crescent, with real time game servers on the internet and all. In this
> form it seems to have been invented in 1971 on the still running radio
> show "I'm sorry, I haven't a clue." See <URL:http://www.isihac.co.uk/>
> for some background.
Wellll... It's my impression that Mornington Crescent, as played on
"I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue" is not so much a game as an elaborate
joke. They name Underground stations until someone says "Mornington
Crescent", while making references to complicated rules and variations
which do not, in fact, exist.