XYZZY!

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by manaheim, Jun 28, 2009.

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Do you get it?

  1. Oh heck yeah. Shoot I dropped my lantern. Was that grue?

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  2. Er, no... what the heck is wrong with you?!

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  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, come clean... who all knows what the heck that is, and you're not allowed to google it before you answer. That's cheating!
     
  2. Threesia

    Threesia TPF Noob!

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    Hmmm, a cheat code of some sort?:confused:
     
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    Dylan-Fishman TPF Noob!

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    Had no idea until I googled that son of a *****. Wikipedia FTW.
     
  4. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    It's the name of a road in Southern California north of Barstow off I-15.

    Or was that Zyzzxy?
     
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  5. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I see SOME people knew. Yeah wikipedia for the win. It's interesting how many places you will find reference to this and the other magic word... which oddly, I can never seem to remember.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm growing very dissapointed that more people aren't commenting on my exciting poll. :lol:
     
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    Dylan-Fishman TPF Noob!

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    Because no one knows what the hell it is! and most members fail to even enter the off-topic forum. Where did you learn it from originally Manaheim?
     
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    If they can't be bothered to vote on the various photo comp polls, why vote for this one... :er:
     
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    i thought it was something exciting, turned out to be the name of a place[​IMG]
     
  10. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh I picked it up 30 years or so ago when I first played the original adventure game "colossal caves" on an old VT100 at a friend's house. First computer game I ever played (ignoring pong) and hoooooo boy I was hooked. XYZZY became one of about a trillion little bits of absolutely useless game knowledge that became perpetually lodged in my skull.

    :lol: Happy!!!! HAPPY!!!!

    Well,not so much the name of a place as a magic word that can take you to one.
     
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    Nicholas James Photo TPF Noob!

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    i'm sorry but I did google it and still dont have a clue what anyone is on about....
     
  12. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Somewhere in the "original" computer adventure game there is a "word" written on the wall. It's XYZZY. Later on if you say that particular word, it teleports you instantly back to that location. (something along those lines, anyway... I may be off on where it sends you, but it sends you somewhere)

    xyzzy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     

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