I can't get parameter strings to work

I can’t figure out why stateDesc = "{Guy/he} is waiting for you to respond. " prints "{Guy/he} is waiting for you to respond. " My object is defined bob, and has the name ‘guy’ until you properly greet him. So I’ve tried {the bob/he} {the guy/he} {bob/he} {guy/he} and none of them work. What am I doing wrong?!

Give Bob a globalParamName. If you make it ‘bob’, then you should be able to use strings like "{The bob/he} is whatever. "
Have you read through Learning TADS 3 by Eric Eve?

No, not really. I use search a lot, and that didn’t help. Thanks. Again. A lot.