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71 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 February 2008 10:53PM

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Comment author: Tom_Crispin 15 February 2008 11:07:14PM 2 points [-]

"Nine innings and three outs" works much better to elicit "baseball".

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 10:07:16AM *  5 points [-]

Not for somebody unfamiliar with the details of the rules of how to play. I would have guessed cricket.

In fact, thinking about EY's definition - I think it fits better (for me) because I would be able to recognise a game of baseball after only watching a single game... even if I didn't have anybody around to explain the rules to me.

Comment author: Timwi 20 February 2011 11:59:49PM 2 points [-]

When I read the post, I immediately thought: just say “home-run”! — I’ve been playing taboo for a long time, I’ve occasionally elicited the correct response from the other players by saying just one or two words :)