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Re: Famous People
« Reply #20 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?
 

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Re: Famous People
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Famous People
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2009, 06:53:12 AM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2009, 07:30:32 AM »
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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."


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Famous characters are perfectly legitimate. :)
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2009, 08:51:32 AM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: Famous People
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2009, 04:35:02 PM »
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2009, 04:35:12 PM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #28 on: February 12, 2009, 10:54:58 PM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 06:40:45 AM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2009, 03:23:18 PM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2009, 04:46:10 AM »
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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2009, 03:44:56 AM »
I assume we're always to take the anglicised version of the name? :)

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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2009, 07:00:36 AM »
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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
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2009, 08:26:16 AM »
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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2009, 09:54:26 AM »
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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2009, 06:50:25 PM »
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Re: Famous People
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2009, 08:59:50 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2009, 02:33:12 PM »
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2009, 08:29:26 PM »
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