thing to type when Infocom
would warn you against being eaten by a grue
. Doing so would prompt the game
what the hell
was. Now if I remember correctly, for a long time you could ask this of ANY Infocom game
and it would still tell you, regardless of whether the game contained grue
s or not. For some reason my friends and I thought that was really cool
Of course, back in the day, a game that allowed us to manipulate a little square carrying a big arrow for a sword which it used to kill ducks totally impressed us.