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Martin Bazley Message #113690, posted by swirlythingy at 12:48, 13/3/2010

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http://bengreen.org.uk/tube.html

(Requires Javascript.)

You probably know which the only tube station which doesn't contain any letters of the word 'mackerel' is, but did you know which one doesn't contain any letters of the word 'badger'?

And apparently Debden is unique in at least two ways - haven't found either of them yet.
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Martin Bazley Message #113691, posted by swirlythingy at 12:55, 13/3/2010, in reply to message #113690

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The only station which doesn't contain any letters of the word 'Acorn' is Temple.

And yes, I fully intend to carry on posting to this thread until I get bored.
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Martin Bazley Message #113692, posted by swirlythingy at 13:41, 13/3/2010, in reply to message #113691

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"Germany": Dollis Hill
"Icon Bar": Temple again
"Microdigital": Upney
"FileCore": Bank
"RedHat": Pimlico
"Underground": Balham
"Richard Dawkins": Temple
"Candlestick": Borough
"BashDotOrg": Upney again
"DinoSaw": Temple (versatile word that!)
"Arnold": White City
"Ovation": Shepherds Bush
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Martin Bazley Message #113693, posted by swirlythingy at 13:42, 13/3/2010, in reply to message #113692

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And...

"Impression": Vauxhall
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VinceH Message #113698, posted by VincceH at 14:04, 14/3/2010, in reply to message #113693
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Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

Posts: 1591
And...

"Impression": Vauxhall
"WebChange": Ruislip

But no station is 'special' enough if I use "WebChange Pro".
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Martin Bazley Message #113699, posted by swirlythingy at 15:18, 14/3/2010, in reply to message #113698

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"Hippopotamus": Debden
"Giraffe": St. John's Wood
"Floppy disk": Turnham Green
"IconClipBrd": West Ham (yes, I know that's not strictly the correct name tongue )
"Rename": Dollis Hill
"Locate": Kingsbury
"PostScript Three": Bank (hmm, not much of a victory...)
"WimpMonitor": Vauxhall
"Magic Mushrooms": Debden (again)
"Ultimate": Woodford
"Messenger Pro": Vauxhall
"Thunderbirds": Oval
"SuperCar": Hillingdon
"Justin Fletcher": Oakwood
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Jason Tribbeck Message #113700, posted by tribbles at 15:32, 14/3/2010, in reply to message #113699
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"Christopher": Bank (although Christophe would also fit)

ETA: Also Delicious gives Bank too.


[Edited by tribbles at 15:32, 14/3/2010]
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Trevor Johnson Message #113702, posted by trevj at 18:59, 14/3/2010, in reply to message #113690
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  • micro live
  • Bank
  • arthur risc os
  • Debden
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    Adrian Lees Message #113731, posted by adrianl at 01:48, 16/3/2010, in reply to message #113702
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    shortest Tubewhack I've found:

    real - St. Johns Wood

    ... beat that wink
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    Richard Goodwin Message #113739, posted by rich at 11:25, 17/3/2010, in reply to message #113731
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    The Icon Bar

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    Surely short ones are easiest, because there's less letters to play with? Wouldn't it be more fun to find the *longest* word that produced a Tubewhack? Other wise, wouldn't you just use "A" or "I"?
    ________
    RichGCheers,
    Rich.
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    Peter Howkins Message #113740, posted by flibble at 15:18, 17/3/2010, in reply to message #113739
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    Surely short ones are easiest, because there's less letters to play with? Wouldn't it be more fun to find the *longest* word that produced a Tubewhack? Other wise, wouldn't you just use "A" or "I"?
    Not a single word, but sums things up nicely.

    "Iconbar is scary and Rich is odd", Temple big grin
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    Bryan Hogan Message #113747, posted by helpful at 13:00, 19/3/2010, in reply to message #113740
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    ROUGOL Talk = Debden

    Sophie = Bank

    Yes this is a completely gratuitous plug for Sophie Wilson's talk at next month's ROUGOL meeting on 19th April big smile
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    Martin Bazley Message #114100, posted by swirlythingy at 22:09, 23/4/2010, in reply to message #113690

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    The baton has been passed!

    All hail your awesome new diversion:

    http://www.qwghlm.co.uk/toys/dailymail

    Will Nick Clegg make your mortgage gay?
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    Martin Bazley Message #114313, posted by swirlythingy at 21:14, 5/5/2010, in reply to message #113731

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    shortest Tubewhack I've found:

    real - St. Johns Wood

    ... beat that wink
    Further to this, I have just written a BASIC program which will do all the hard work for you. Obsessive? Moi?

    And to rise to the challenge presented by Mr. Lees above: no, I haven't managed to beat it, but I did score a couple of equalisers:

    "Lore": Bank*
    "Hare": Pimlico

    *Wapping is no longer part of the Tube, so ner. tongue
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    Martin Bazley Message #118735, posted by swirlythingy at 23:39, 15/9/2011, in reply to message #114313

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    Further to this, I have just written a BASIC program which will do all the hard work for you. Obsessive? Moi?
    ...And, even further to this, I've just updated it. I can tell by the clamour of activity on this thread just how interested you all are in this subject, so you will no doubt be thrilled to know that it now guarantees to pick out the very shortest Tubewhacks (it was supposed to before, but, as I suspected, didn't), and will print all possibilities for one station, instead of picking one of them more or less at random.
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