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  1. I did some research, the only mention of the misspelling I could find is on Wikipedia. I wonder if anyone owns a cartridge with the correct spelling? You'd think TI would've noticed this shortly after release, but best I can tell all cartridges have the bug.
  2. Many of us are aware of the misspelling of Asteroid in Parsec (as "Asteriod"). Question for the group: does anyone own a cartridge in which the misspelling is corrected? I have 3 cartridges, one black w/purple label, black w/red label, beige w/red label... all of them exhibit the misspelling.
  3. Interesting, the P. U. isn't listed as a phrase. From what I can remember, it was either 1) how to approached the skunk (from the front or back end) and/or 2) it was programmed specifically in one cartridge and not others. I wonder if this was programmed initially in some of the earliest cartridge releases, then later omitted for it being considered offensive? I'm almost certain I've heard the speech phrase in person (although 37 years ago!)
  4. Playing Alpiner recently brought me back to my elementary school days. Our school had many TI's, used primarily for educational purposes. I remember my teacher commenting to me once about the skunk; he told me if you approach it a certain way, the speech synthesizer would say "P. U.!" (slang for something stinky). I haven't had any luck duplicating this, but is anyone familiar with this on how this could be done? I'm curious!
  5. Any audio samples or gameplay footage? Would be awesome to hear or see it!
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