GODWIN'S LAW INVOKED. THREAD OVER - Re: Most Perl 6 will look like Perl 5

Randy J. Ray rjray at blackperl.com
Wed Jan 30 23:30:21 GMT 2008

Tara Andrews wrote:
> On Jan 30, 2008 10:54 PM, Dave Hodgkinson <davehodg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 30 Jan 2008, at 23:37, Randy J. Ray wrote:
>>> Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
>>>> On 30 Jan 2008, at 17:57, Martin A. Brooks wrote:
>>>>> jesse wrote:
>>>>> Quirk's exception.
>>>> Picadilly Circus.
>>> Cockfoster's.
>>> (My personal favorite tube station name, being that I'm an American
>>> with an
>>> 8-year-old's sense of humor...)
>> Sadly, you've played yourself into a corner. MC in 17.
> No, the revised 1993 rules (15b, brought in after too many games were
> ended this way when Americans joined in) allowed for an escape to this
> play, as long as the American in question used the errant apostrophe

Damn! I fell for the classic blunder!

I noticed that sometime in the past few years, there was a slight change in the
message-recordings on the tube; now, it says "This train ends at ______".
Before, it used to say, "This train is for Cockfosters". Which no matter how
many times I would hear it, always triggered my inner Beavis & Butthead...

Randy J. Ray      Sunnyvale, CA      http://www.rjray.org   rjray at blackperl.com

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