[EP-tech] Origin of <pin>

Gutteridge C.J. totl at soton.ac.uk
Thu Oct 4 12:03:17 BST 2018


<pin> was used in phrase files because it was a handy short word. The
actual origin was from "lynchpin"s in spells in the Roger Zelazny
"Amber" series, and the role-play game based on it.
https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Famber-the-lost.obsidianportal.com%2Fwikis%2Fsorcery&amp;data=01%7C01%7C%7Cb5ab47a20bce486b2e0308d629e8fcf0%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=MJbFAUT%2F4KgdyI%2F%2FzD4LywBFELLSzMh8%2BN8M4Gb9M%2BY%3D&amp;reserved=0

I'd entirely forgotten until the word popped up on the list today.

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