Monday, 2 July 2007


Anyone who talks to me on MSN will have noticed my new message: 'Namaphor? What's a Namaphor?'. I'm disappointed that nobody's figured out the answer to that yet. I can't believe that a certain Emperor Sabranan HASN'T googled it yet (not that the answer is on there anyway).

The first person to post a comment to this post with the correct answer wins. There's no prize, but you'll have the honour of being the winner.

Go on - get thinking!


Emperor Sabranan said...

Well "Nama" is a member of the Khoikhoi people of Namaqualand, in SW Africa.

The "phor" bit could stand for "Pyrococcus Horikoshii", which is a single celled organism that likes very hot temperatures (98C).

So my guess is a Namaphor is some member of the Nama who has been playing with a mutated version of the Pyrococcus Horikoshii and got killed.

Ceri said...

Not even anywhere near close.