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Re: CHAT: Postpositions

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Saturday, April 6, 2002, 15:49
> 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:> for some background. Googling for Finchley Central as a game doesn't give nearly as many hits, but I managed to find a reference to it as a game of British [science fiction] fandom --- which reference also immediately noted that the most popular British version is Mornington Crescent. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)


Tim May <butsuri@...>