Re[4]: John Benbow

Subject: Re[4]: John Benbow
From: Virginia Krenn <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 1994 08:50:48 CDT

The editor was Harper Fowley, a dear old gentlemen. He was the person
who arranged for permission to use the copyrighted term, Feghoot, in
Mensa publications.


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Author: Elna -dot- Tymes -at- syntex -dot- com at SMTP

> >Has anyone on this list ever heard of a Feghoot?

> Back in the 1950s I used to wait eagerly for my copy of the Magazine of
> Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF to its readers) to arrive in the mail.
> Often it would contain a story of about a page in length under the generic
> title of Through Space and Time with Ferdinand Feghoot. They were elaborate
> buildups to spoonerisms, like the furry with the syringe on top or Tree Stan
> undersold. ...RM

Then there were the feghoots popularized throughout Mensa by an editor from
Louisville, to the point where there was a monthly magazine whose chief
attraction (according to some) was the page of new feghoots that claimed
"read me first" status the day the magazine arrived. (The editor's name
escapes me at the moment, but most people who get the Isolated M can tell you.)

Elna Tymes
Los Trancos Systems

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