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Old 12-15-2006, 02:10 PM   #1
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The Dictionary Game

It's quite simple. Grab your Websters and open it randomly to any page. If you notice, at the top of the page there are words which show what is represented on the page below from start to finish.

Some of these can be quite funny when you put them together.

For example:

Blip Blot

Giantess Girlscout

Spidery Spitball

I used to play this "game" with a co-worker; we'd always flip open the dictionary randomly and come up with something funny. It was a bit of comic relief from a stressful tech job where everything must be exact and precise. Or maybe you just had to be there... Anyway, give it a try. Open your dictionaries at random... No fair seeking funny things out, sometimes the stuff that comes up isn't funny, okay? Get over it and just try again

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Old 12-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #2
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OK, I'll give it a shot.

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Old 12-15-2006, 03:47 PM   #3
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Rats! No can play. My Webster's dictionary is a 1965 edition from my high school days and doesn't have the word references at the top. Looks like I need to buy a new dictionary or hijack someone else's.
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plowhead plunge
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I like this game.
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Old 12-15-2006, 04:57 PM   #5
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Profanity Projectiles

Kate, get a new dictionary! Mine is from the 1970's and they listed those words at the top of each page!
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OK, I'll give it a shot.

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One can only hope! Thanks for playing!
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:00 PM   #7
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Not certain I've got the game down. How about:
  • Gregorian - gristle This might have been on the parochial school cafeteria menu.
  • Brazil nut - breath Perhaps one of the very few forms of halitosis that I have not been accused of.
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Skillet, you've got the game down pat! See how much fun this can be? Who would ever think a dictionary could offer up so many Gives a whole new meaning to when your parents or teachers said "look it up in the dictionary".

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I tried it with our Italian dictionary... came up with

scadente (expiring) - scampo(escape)

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expensive - explode Gotta be!
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