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TIL that the prefix "Llan-" in Welsh means "saint" because somebody's translated the entire Tube map's stations into Welsh. He's gone into the etymology of the names in detail. The only one that confused me is that he's translated "Westminster" into the area's old name "St. Stephen's", and that's "San Steffan". 

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I think the key to Mastermind is something specific that the question setters can't be arsed to research properly. Someone did "Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings trilogy" a few weeks back and you could have got all but one question ("who was the director of photography?") based on one afternoon of watching the films with questions such as "who came to aid the human defenders at the fortress Helms Deep?". The majority of these contestants fall horribly short on general knowledge but I think a good score on "The Series CSI - after Gil Grissom left" would leave you in a good position. Things like Netflix would make it easier to just binge your small reference area and get a comfortable 15/16 on specialist subjects.

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1 hour ago, King Coconut said:

San is saint and Llan is Church.

Oh, I see! He's translated "St. Pancras" and "St. John's Wood", as being the names of churches of those saints. Thanks. 

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2 hours ago, lanky316 said:

I think the key to Mastermind is something specific that the question setters can't be arsed to research properly. Someone did "Peter Jacksons Lord of the Rings trilogy" a few weeks back and you could have got all but one question ("who was the director of photography?") based on one afternoon of watching the films with questions such as "who came to aid the human defenders at the fortress Helms Deep?". The majority of these contestants fall horribly short on general knowledge but I think a good score on "The Series CSI - after Gil Grissom left" would leave you in a good position. Things like Netflix would make it easier to just binge your small reference area and get a comfortable 15/16 on specialist subjects.

I was watching the celebrity version at the weekend and they were even struggling with their specialist subjects. Some lad from Radio 1 had Drake as his and scored 3

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Llan is church; Sant is saint. Saint David is Dewi Sant.

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On 3/2/2020 at 11:11 PM, Carbomb said:

TIL that the prefix "Llan-" in Welsh means "saint" because somebody's translated the entire Tube map's stations into Welsh. He's gone into the etymology of the names in detail. The only one that confused me is that he's translated "Westminster" into the area's old name "St. Stephen's", and that's "San Steffan". 

 

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5 minutes ago, chokeout said:

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Sorry, man. I have received my correction from El Rey del Coconuts.

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