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Tubewhacking

This may be even better than Mornington Crescent.

Tubewhacking: an interface designed to let you easily determine that there is no aspartame in Hillingdon, no glutamates in Woodford, no glucose in Bank, and no badgers in Pimlico.

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strange_complex
Mar. 31st, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Aw, so that is the end of being able to baffle people by telling them that there is only one tube station which does not contain any of the letters in the word 'mackerel'? Rotten cheats!
owlfish
Mar. 31st, 2010 11:57 am (UTC)
On one hand - yes. On the other hand, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling to know there's no Corian in Temple and that, until I told you, no one else knew that either.
owlfish
Mar. 31st, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Or, more seasonally, no daffodils in Upney.
a_d_medievalist
Mar. 31st, 2010 12:24 pm (UTC)
then I shall certainly not go to Pimlico, even with a passport.
del_c
Mar. 31st, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
Pimlico also lacks redheads, and shares with Loughton the disgrace of having no readers.
daisho
Mar. 31st, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Interestingly, the only station that contains none of the letters of Mornington Crescent is Vauxhall. Although whether that still applies if one is in nid, I'm not sure. :)
chazzbanner
Mar. 31st, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
No happiness in Woodford!
owlfish
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
But no mourning in Shadwell in compensation.
momist
Mar. 31st, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Tubewhacking
Interesting, only Balham, Chalk Farm, Elm Park, Marble Arch, Temple, Vauxhall don't have windows. There's shed loads without ubuntu.
steepholm
Mar. 31st, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Vauxhall is without redemption.
alextiefling
Mar. 31st, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Only ST JOHN'S WOOD cannot get REAL.

(Anyone else got a different unique whack for a four-letter word?)
alextiefling
Mar. 31st, 2010 09:43 pm (UTC)
There's no PEDALO at KINGSBURY.
owlfish
Mar. 31st, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
Since you've inspired me to back and play with it a little more -

There's no England in Bow Church, no France OR Germany in Dollis Hill, no Czech Republic in Oakwood, no Australia in Debden, and no Communists in Edgware.

Four letter ones are more challenging.
forthright
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC)
Another four-letter one: There's no aloe in Kingsbury.
alextiefling
Mar. 31st, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Well done!
forthright
Apr. 1st, 2010 02:26 am (UTC)
You also can't HEAR in Pimlico.
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