Word Ways


Oren N. Dalton


Ross Eckler's article "Wright, Write, 'Rite' Right" in the February 1997 Word Ways reminded me of a game I and a friend, Scott Hancock, invented over rum and cokes about ten years ago. Inspiration was provided by a very pretty young woman. Helen Solis, a musician in the El Paso Symphony Orchestra along with Scott. During a break she asked if anyone had heard about the zookeeper Neumann who had nursed a pregnant wildebeest through birth: as a consequence, the NEW GNU KNEW NEUmann.