Remember the old "telephone" game? You played it when you were a kid, right? And you remember how little time it took for the original tidbit of information imparted to become so skewed and twisted around as it made the rounds that it became something else altogether.
For example, Serena, Ann, Mary, and Bob met for a budget planning session. They worked for a couple of hours, broke for dinner, and then came back to continue working. Since their evening was shot anyway, they worked late into the night and finalized a budget for the next fiscal year.
The buzz over the water cooler the next morning went something like this: "Did you hear that Serena and Bob spent the night together?" "Yeah, and I heard Bob got shot!"
The advent of the Internet, of course, can rev it up to warp speed and the rumor might take on a life of its own in record time. We could play a variation of "telephone" by starting off with one simple sentence, added to and embellished by each subsequent poster. Fill in the blank left by the last poster and make a new sentence, ending in a blank for the next poster to pick up and run with. By the end, we should have a pretty funny story.
"Serena wore her new shoes to ______________."
Here's what's on the TWISTED LINGUISTICS docket of Words Gone Wild on trial today.
emediately - Instant e-mail.
The others, I'm depending on you to define.
the public domaine
after greating me enthusiasticly
proceded to talk at great lenghts
I have no idea what this quiz even means (Me, overbearing? There's a laugh.) but what the heck, it's different.
|You Are Rock|
Powerful and overbearing, you intimidate people with your presence.
People know they can't push you around, and they respect that.
Deep down, you are calm, confident, and unmovable.
You take everything pretty seriously, and you think deeply about all aspects of your life.
You tend to feel smothered by paper people.
You don't mind crushing the spirit of a scissors person.
When you fight, you: Use all of your strength
If someone makes you mad: You're likely to throw something at them