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A request where you are not likely to receive what you want.


Looking for lucky four-leaf clovers is just as useless as
whistling for it - just go and ask her for a date!


Word association is a psychological technique invented by Jung in which patients are asked for an immediate response to any word fired at them. A word game based on this in which the first player starts with a word and subsequent players have to follow with a related word and so on has been staple fare for families on long car journeys and the like for many years.

Association football is the proper name of soccer (and the origin of the word soccer incidentally).

In a use of what computer programmers call recursion, the Monty Python team used the technique to provide an example of itself by merging the two terms. The subsequent inspired comic piece that was performed by John Cleese on the Python album Matching Tie and Handkerchief:

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