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Re: [Icehouse] Volcano terminology

  • From"Carlton Noles" <carlton.noles@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateMon, 30 Oct 2006 12:00:08 -0500
Actually I like Pele's blessing. Though if going for volcano names
don't leave out Krakatoa! That would be fun just to shout gloatingly
as you perform the move.



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On 10/30/06, kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx <kerry_and_ryan@xxxxxxx> wrote:
If you cause an eruption and score ZERO pieces, either you need a bit more practice or your opponent is quite crafty indeed.

A single capture might be considered the default.  I normally spend most of my time looking for the Double Whammy.  The triple capture happens so seldom that the wife and I haven't bothered coming up with a special name for it -- we've merely extrapolated the two-piece capture term to Triple Whammy.  Unfortunately that lacks the added punch that one wants for the granddaddy of all moves.

Grand Slam sounds pretty good.  Seven at One Blow is pretty darn cool since it's an allusion to a previous work AND perfectly describes the move.  Unfortunately SaOB doesn't really sound like a single unit.  I could see getting a Grand Slam, but getting a Seven at One Blow sounds awkward.  Having "seven" immediately following "a" (or some other number or article) just doesn't do it for me.

If voting were to start right now, I'd go with Grand Slam, but I'd rather wait and see what else people have/can come up with.

Hmmm... Maybe we could name it after the biggest, or otherwise notable, volcanic eruption.  How does a Mt. St. Helens, Vesuvius, AEtna, or Kilauea sound?  I rather like Kilauea for the initial <kill> syllable.  "Aha!  Thank you for setting up a Kilauea."

No... wait... How about naming all the different "sized" eruptions after Hawaiian islands, which, as we all know, were formed by volcanic action.
  Triple capture = Hawaii (aka The Big Island)
  Double capture = Maui or Oahu
  Single capture = Molokai or Lanai
  Zero capture =   Molokini (a small unihabited atoll just off Maui)
                   or perhaps some other, non-island name term.


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
> ...
> My first though was "grand slam", but I have to admit "seven at
> one blow" has appeal.
> Other ideas?
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