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Title: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 06, 2009, 10:40:28 AM
This is a game I played with a friend of mine. Basically, you have to come up with someone famous whose name starts with letter that the previous name ended with. For the purposes of clarity (in some cases such as "Catherine the Great") I suggest underlining the letter from which play is intended to continue (ie- Catherine the Great vs. Catherine the Great) So, the game goes like this:

If the first name played was:
Catherine the Great

then...
Timothy (from the Bible)
...would be a legitimate response...

[Oh, and maybe in cases where you're not sure if many people will recognize the name you're about to play... since this is online, you could include hyperlinks to wiki/imdb pages...]

I'll start us off with the end of the example...

Timothy
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Petra Rocks on February 06, 2009, 12:43:41 PM
Yazid

Edit: This guy. :P
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yazid
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: tessspoon on February 06, 2009, 01:30:55 PM
Diana
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: atec123 on February 06, 2009, 01:33:55 PM
Anka
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 06, 2009, 02:10:12 PM
Alexander the Great

... you don't have to underline if the name has just one part... :P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: tessspoon on February 06, 2009, 03:45:07 PM
Robert Downey Jr.

Alexander the Great

... you don't have to underline if the name has just one part... :P
But it's more fun... :D :P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: snabbott on February 06, 2009, 06:48:17 PM
Tiberius (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiberius)

The T in James T. Kirk!
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 06, 2009, 07:21:05 PM
Teri Hatcher
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Petra Rocks on February 06, 2009, 08:45:11 PM
Romulus (maybe bending the rules a little bit since it's debatable if he existed) ;P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 08, 2009, 04:33:42 PM
Sam Neill
(L folks, I don't feel like looking up how to underline right now :P)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Pacman928 on February 09, 2009, 04:18:00 PM
Lance Armstrong
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 11, 2009, 05:43:30 AM
Graham Greene
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: atec123 on February 11, 2009, 05:44:59 AM
night-owl: the famous person has to start with the _ letter on the last one.
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: snabbott on February 11, 2009, 06:16:47 AM
Uhhh... it does.

Mandela, Nelson
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Petra Rocks on February 11, 2009, 01:54:50 PM
I don't think it does, that's the whole point of underlining one to begin with.  :)

 Attila the Hun  :P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 11, 2009, 01:58:07 PM
Elizabeth
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: atec123 on February 11, 2009, 02:13:14 PM
I don't think it does, that's the whole point of underlining one to begin with.  :)

 Attila the Hun  :P
i mean the underlined one.
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 11, 2009, 02:45:38 PM
Humperdink (prince of Florin)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 11, 2009, 02:51:45 PM
I don't think it does, that's the whole point of underlining one to begin with.  :)

 Attila the Hun  :P
i mean the underlined one.
He did...Lance Armstrong to Graham Greene.

Kane (the wrestler)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 11, 2009, 06:52:51 PM
Elanor Roosevelt
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 12, 2009, 04:14:32 AM
To underline or not to underline-that is the question.
Let me sort this out. So the rule is that ONLY the last letter of your guy should be used as a cue? as in playing a word chain? I browsed the thread and I thought I saw cues both at the end and the middle- whuch sugggests the cue is not only the last letter but can be any letter- which is the point of underlining, is it not?
 

Tacitus, Publius Cornelius

Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: snabbott on February 12, 2009, 06:41:22 AM
To underline or not to underline-that is the question.
Let me sort this out. So the rule is that ONLY the last letter of your guy should be used as a cue? as in playing a word chain? I browsed the thread and I thought I saw cues both at the end and the middle- whuch sugggests the cue is not only the last letter but can be any letter- which is the point of underlining, is it not?
I think it's supposed to be the last letter of one of the words in the name.

Samuel Clemens
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 12, 2009, 06:53:12 AM
Susan Sarandon
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 12, 2009, 07:30:32 AM
Norm, from Cheers
To underline or not to underline-that is the question.
Let me sort this out. So the rule is that ONLY the last letter of your guy should be used as a cue? as in playing a word chain? I browsed the thread and I thought I saw cues both at the end and the middle- whuch sugggests the cue is not only the last letter but can be any letter- which is the point of underlining, is it not?
 

 The cue is supposed to be the last letter of the name, but it's possible to play a name that might not be believed to be famous without explanation, e.g.

Stephen

Stephen who?

Stephen, the first martyr/from the Bible

In such cases, one would usually expect to play off of the last letter of the name anyway, but what if someone used for instance:

Katherine the Great

do you play off of "e" or "t"? Basically, this is the same as asking if "the Great" is considered part of her name, and I think that's a more legitimate question so to eliminate confusion in such cases I suggested underlining the letter from which play was to continue. (A good alternative example that just occurred to me: King Henry VIII, or King Henry the Eighth, which letter do you proceed from?) Another good use for this that I hadn't thought of before would be cases of inversion such as "Mandela, Nelson."


Romulus (maybe bending the rules a little bit since it's debatable if he existed) ;P

Famous characters are perfectly legitimate. :)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: atec123 on February 12, 2009, 08:51:32 AM
Madonna lol
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 12, 2009, 03:05:37 PM
Norm, from Cheers
To underline or not to underline-that is the question.
Let me sort this out. So the rule is that ONLY the last letter of your guy should be used as a cue? as in playing a word chain? I browsed the thread and I thought I saw cues both at the end and the middle- whuch sugggests the cue is not only the last letter but can be any letter- which is the point of underlining, is it not?
 

 The cue is supposed to be the last letter of the name, but it's possible to play a name that might not be believed to be famous without explanation, e.g.

Stephen

Stephen who?

Stephen, the first martyr/from the Bible

In such cases, one would usually expect to play off of the last letter of the name anyway, but what if someone used for instance:

Katherine the Great

do you play off of "e" or "t"? Basically, this is the same as asking if "the Great" is considered part of her name, and I think that's a more legitimate question so to eliminate confusion in such cases I suggested underlining the letter from which play was to continue. (A good alternative example that just occurred to me: King Henry VIII, or King Henry the Eighth, which letter do you proceed from?) Another good use for this that I hadn't thought of before would be cases of inversion such as "Mandela, Nelson."


Romulus (maybe bending the rules a little bit since it's debatable if he existed) ;P

Famous characters are perfectly legitimate. :)


Ok, understood.

Aristotle
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 12, 2009, 04:35:02 PM
Eric Idle
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 12, 2009, 04:35:12 PM
Electra
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 12, 2009, 10:54:58 PM
Anne Hathaway
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 13, 2009, 06:40:45 AM
Young, James
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 14, 2009, 03:23:18 PM
Gary Oldman
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 15, 2009, 04:46:10 AM
Nabokov, Vladimir
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 17, 2009, 03:44:56 AM
I assume we're always to take the anglicised version of the name? :)

Rhea Silvia
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 17, 2009, 07:00:36 AM
Artemis

People might run into issues if we asked them to play off of a rho or a xi or anything Cyrillic for that matter. XD :P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 17, 2009, 08:26:16 AM
Samuel Johnson
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 17, 2009, 09:54:26 AM
Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus

Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 17, 2009, 06:50:25 PM
Orlando Bloom
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 18, 2009, 08:59:50 AM
Michael Jackson ...
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 18, 2009, 02:33:12 PM
Numa Pompilius
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 18, 2009, 08:29:26 PM
Steven Seagal
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 19, 2009, 11:47:55 AM
Lawrence,[Richards] Herbert David
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 19, 2009, 11:59:38 AM
Delling. :D
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 19, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
Gerd

(it was the only Norse name I could think of that started with a "g" :-\)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 19, 2009, 04:25:29 PM
Don Knotts
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 19, 2009, 08:55:14 PM
Steven Spielberg
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 20, 2009, 07:56:43 AM
George Lucas
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 20, 2009, 06:16:44 PM
Senator Palpatine
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 21, 2009, 04:46:00 AM
Edvard Munch
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 22, 2009, 08:14:10 AM
[this one is somewhat tricky. i based it on pronunciation, which should be [mʉŋk]   I guess, not to confuse with other things with the same ortographic form ....or do i base on ortographic form?


Kevin Costner

Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 24, 2009, 05:11:55 PM
Huh? There's no K in the preceding name at ALL. How did you come up with Kevin Costner?!
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 25, 2009, 03:33:08 AM
Going by phonetics, the ch in Norwegian is a k in English. :P
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: night-owl on February 25, 2009, 09:26:34 AM
Thanks Deloria. Perhaps my explanation in the post was not clear enough...Sorry Chris if I confused you.
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 25, 2009, 09:32:51 AM
Most welcome. :)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on February 25, 2009, 10:19:26 AM
It's probably best to just stick with spelling, rather than pronunciation.


Richard Nixon
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on February 25, 2009, 11:20:57 AM
Oh ok thanks for the explanation. And yes I think you're supposed to go by spelling and not pronunciation anyway...

Nick Raiser
(my brother :P)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on February 26, 2009, 07:35:09 AM
Ronald Moore
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on February 28, 2009, 08:46:50 AM
Eric Idle
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on March 05, 2009, 04:07:49 PM
Ernie (as in the Sesame St one)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Haids1987 on March 06, 2009, 12:33:44 PM
Eric Dane.     :lovegoggles:
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on March 10, 2009, 09:41:22 PM
Elmyra (Tiny Toons)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Petra Rocks on March 10, 2009, 09:44:30 PM
Amir Fakhr-al-Din II
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on March 10, 2009, 10:54:20 PM
Ra's al Ghul
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on March 11, 2009, 06:36:25 AM
Larry Laffer XB
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on March 18, 2009, 11:27:10 AM
Reynardine (http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/index2.php)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on March 18, 2009, 01:47:20 PM
Edward Blake  :)

Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on March 19, 2009, 08:42:07 AM
Edmund Leighton
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on March 29, 2009, 01:36:28 PM
Newton
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on March 29, 2009, 09:23:02 PM
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on August 26, 2009, 02:01:14 PM
Edgar Allan Poe.
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on August 26, 2009, 03:31:47 PM
Rembrandt
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Haids1987 on August 26, 2009, 10:01:33 PM
Thomas Edison
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on September 03, 2009, 02:57:10 PM
Nefertiti
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on September 03, 2009, 03:03:15 PM
Icarus
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Haids1987 on September 03, 2009, 07:30:54 PM
Shakespeare
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: PirateKingChris on September 05, 2009, 04:45:12 PM
Elmer the Bull
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Haids1987 on September 05, 2009, 11:24:31 PM
Lisa Kudrow
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Deloria on September 06, 2009, 03:38:13 AM
Winston Churchill
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Rosella on September 06, 2009, 09:31:05 AM
Lisa Loeb
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Yonkey on September 06, 2009, 09:54:31 AM
Bob Marley
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on September 06, 2009, 12:30:19 PM
Ygrayne

(variant of Igraine, mother of King Arthur... hrmm... there may need to be a relative fame limit :P)
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Haids1987 on September 06, 2009, 02:11:00 PM
(variant of Igraine, mother of King Arthur... hrmm... there may need to be a relative fame limit :P)
Neh, I knew exactly who you were talking about.  She's famous enough for me.  *Shrugs*

Evan Rachel Wood
Title: Re: Famous People
Post by: Delling on September 06, 2009, 03:41:10 PM
(variant of Igraine, mother of King Arthur... hrmm... there may need to be a relative fame limit :P)
Neh, I knew exactly who you were talking about.  She's famous enough for me.  *Shrugs*
I just thought using a variant spelling of a minor character in Arthurian legend might not really qualify as "famous" :P