Guess the Verb!

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Guess the Verb!
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Author(s)Leonard Richardson
Release date(s)2000
Authoring systemInform 6
Platform(s)Z-code 5
Language(s)English
License(s)Freeware
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How It Begins

You are an eleven-year-old visiting the the midway of the Avogadro County Fair for the first time without adult supervision. You feel curiously drawn to a Verb Guessing Booth which features a large wheel of fortune. The five parts of the wheel are labelled with different words: SCRUTINIZE, RECONFIGURE, FASTEN, DISEMBARK, and UNDO. The booth is manned by a natural language parser called Lalrry, a metallic contraption whose head is an Ethernet hub augmented with two surveillance cameras, a speaker, and a straw hat.

Seeing your interest, Lalrry asks if you're a BOY or a GIRL, then asks you for your name. Finally, he asks if you'd like to GUESS THE VERB!? One quarter will buy you a spin of the wheel. You are carrying a tarnished quarter, a corn dog, and your identity bracelet.

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