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"Created by his father"?

I didn't remember that bit that the idea for "GNU John Dearheart" was created by his father. The first we hear of it, I thought, was when Princess is on the lucky tower, she discovers the code and asks about it, Granddad fiercely tells her just to pass it on as directed. "We" keep it moving in the overhead, Granddad said. Right? Can someone reference where the phrase was created by John's father? I'm happy to be corrected! This just seems off to me... Moishe Rosenbaum (talk) 12:15, 20 December 2022 (UTC)

Not mentioned in the explanation to Alice in Tower 181, anyway. I don't recall the suggestion. --Old Dickens (talk) 17:02, 20 December 2022 (UTC)
Yeah, no explicit origin beyond the combination of codes appears in the book. I inferred it to be a tradition that’s arisen amongst the Clacks operators, and it’s definitely after Robert’s time on the towers, so I don’t think he’d be directly involved. On the other hand, its not mentioned as being applied to anyone other than John, and Princess’ lack of familiarity would suggest he’s the first one - which makes sense, given his position and the circumstances of his death. Though then how we account for the story around it is a bit of a mystery. -- Guybrush (talk) 03:19, 23 December 2022 (UTC)