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Great starter question on this evening's University Challenge. It was about fanfic, specifically slash. Jeremy Paxman explained what slash was and the derivation of the name, asking for the character names in the abbreviation K/S. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing, while the students all looked puzzled. Eventually one of them hazarded a correct guess.

It's probably just as well I wasn't on one of those teams. I'd have answered far too fast.:)

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jaded_reality
10th Sep, 2007 23:27 (UTC)
K, it took me about a minute to figure out what K/S was... which is really way too long.
longhairedhippy
11th Sep, 2007 10:52 (UTC)
I have to admit that I knew that and volunteered it unprompted when K mentioned it yesterday.

I know too many dodgy internet people.
pickwick
11th Sep, 2007 12:05 (UTC)
Ha! Brilliant. I'd love to have seen Jeremy's face...actually, I'll watch it on my lunch break tomorrow, we'll have the clip somewhere...
san_valentine
11th Sep, 2007 14:39 (UTC)
I reckon 'disdainful' is a pretty accurate way to describe Paxman's expression.
I wish it had been three bonus questions on identifying popular fan slash couples, not just a solitary starter, but I was well impressed with it as a topic for 'University Challenge'.
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