Sunday, December 23, 2007

What's in a name?

"Make Magic" — I've wondered why this C1 call is so named. Most sensibly, it should be a call that takes you to a Magic Column. But there's only one formation from which this happens: a 2 by 4 formation with a center box circulate and outside couples facing in. This, by the way, has a name of its own. It's called a Quarter Box. The idea is that any 2 by 4 formation with outside couples facing in takes its name from the center, e.g. Quarter Diamond. What should be Quarter Wave, however, is ordinarily called a Quarter Tag.

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