a classic infocom response encountered when a player attempts to go to a location not linked to the current one.

ex.
You are in the bathroom. To the east is the bedroom, to the north is a closet.
>kitchen
You can't get there from here.

NICK DANGER: Hey, pop!

POP: All right, hold your horses.

NICK: Where am I?

POP: (pause) You can't get there from here.

NICK: But I'm looking for the Same Old Place.

POP: Ohhh! You must mean the old Same place! It's right out back, sonny. Here's the key.

-- The Firesign Theatre, How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?

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