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Plugh is a magic word used in several text adventure games, including:
Oh, and I never really did know how to pronounce the word, plugh, Someone recently posted an old usenet article written by Don Woods as follows:
From: Don Woods
Date: 1997/02/27 Newsgroups: rec.games.int-fiction Subject: Re: XYZZY Alas, Crowther was responsible for XYZZY and PLUGH. I think I remember him saying that he'd generated them at random, but I don't remember how (or even if) he pronounced them. For my part, I say "zizzy" and "ploog". I'm actually rather emphatic about the latter, since it's supposed to be said in a hollow voice. I've heard some people pronounce it "plug", "pluh", or even "pluff", and when I imagine the hollow voice trying to say those I keep thinking the poor voice is going to break down laughing... (A hollow laugh, naturally. :-) On the other hand, PLOVER was my addition, and since it's keyed to the name of the bird ("an emerald the size of a plover's egg!") it ought to be pronounced like the bird. But -- aha! -- being ignorant on the topic, I always thought the bird's name was pronounced ploh-ver. It wasn't until I saw the discussion here that I thought to look up the word, and found that both pluh-ver and ploh-ver are accepted, but pluh-ver is apparently preferred. Oh well. But if you pronounce it pluh-ver, don't blame me if the magic doesn't work! -- Don.
Many years ago, my cousin and I were so into these games (especially Adventure) that we wrote a game language and several adventures that used this language. You can play these games on your Android phone (search Google Play for "Explore") or on the Web at: