Alternative Definition Word Game - Wanna Play?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by victoria, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I don't know if this will be as popular as the song game....
    but can be fun and it isn't too hard.
    I was surprised to come up with 2 right away.

    The idea is to take an ordinary word and 'take it apart' so to speak.

    Some great examples (yes from another board, LOL, but 2 are from me):

    Personate: the guest of honor at a cannibal banquet.
    Misdemeanour - Mr. Demeanour's daughter

    Piglet - pig for rent
    Desire - to renounce parenthood

    Paradox: group practice of 2 doctors
    (or depending on how you say it, 2 'quackers' (double meaning actually lolol)

    Pokemon: What Bob Marley called his proctologist

    Abdicate: Giving up all hope of ever having a flat tummy again
    Flabbergasted: Being totally appalled at the weight gained

    Electron: Ron's election slogan
    Slogan: reminder to go slow 'gain (again)

    Inhalants: something you should never do with fire-ants....
    Infantry: childish soldiers

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, how about:

    Boycott. It's blue. The girlcott is pink.

    Curfew. The situation in Beverly Hills. Most are registered with the
    American Kennel club.

    Cantaloupe. They had to stick around for the wedding.

    Canterbury. A brisk funeral.

    Shellac. Condition of a slug.

    Maybe we can combine the games by setting these to music.


  3. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    Victoria/ Rock..You guys are too clever!!Rock I have a feeling this game will be right up your alley!! Here's one:parakeets: a pair of keets(young guniea fowl)~~~Jeanne
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  4. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    Dialogue:change: the color of a piece of firewood
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Very good. Never heard of Keets before. But I've heard of John Keats. Wonder if he
    ever wrote an ode to Keets. Maybe he did, and the publisher paid him a guinea.

    Well, here are some fractured words.

    Donkey. What you need when you come home really late from a party and
    the sun is peeping over the horizon.

    Perfume. The moment when kitty's mood changes from pleased to angry.

    Champagne. It wasn't stained glass after all. Only cheap plastic.

  6. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I'll take the champagne, real or not, LOL!

    Had a good one earlier but forgot to write it down.
    Oh well, while trying to think of that, thought of this:

    Maximum: super mom in the UK

    then of course there has to be

    Minimum: the mom who does as little as possible
    Chrysanthemum: who's mum is Chrys with, anyway?

    Merchant: a mermaid gregorian chant...? lol

    Recycle: to ride your bike back home

    Well, have to go to bed... now that our power is back on finally!

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    More power to ya.

  8. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    antedotes...A female that coddles her nieces and/or nephews~~~
  9. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I like that one!
    rock i'll take all the power I can get, they keep cutting this area off for 2-4 hours about 3X/day over the weekend, really annoying! ETA- oh wait, this isn't the weekend anymore is it!?! Oh well, the past 2 days...


    Annoy: Just an oy that lost its vay! (OyY VAY!)
    (eeek can't believe that just came out of my brain, hahaha)

    Algebra: the Little Mermaid's bra
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  10. victoria

    victoria New Member

    so I'm not taking credit for them, just think they're clever:

    Barium: What to do when CPR fails.
    Dilate: To live a long time.

    Fraud: Sigmund's felonious brother

    Catastrophe - Punctuation for cats.
    Cataclysm - What cats experience during sex.
    Cataract - What results when it hasn't been raining dogs.
  11. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I do have some more that I did think up the other day:

    Knowledge: one of the shelves that library books sit on
    Prefix: to fix something before it breaks
    Unless: more inventory just became available
  12. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Just came up with another one after looking at PH's ad to buy supplements:

    Purchase: cat who loves to chase anything


    alternative: someone who has another personality

    decrease: to iron clothing

    increase: to iron a crease into pants

    You know the more I look at these words, it must be really hard to learn English!

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  13. spacee

    spacee Member

    Clever too.

    I have nothing to add...too much brain cell loss. But I think this would be
    a great exercise for the brain!

    I agree. I think English is hard to learn! No wonder Spanish is going to be
    our national langauge :)

  14. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I have another:

    malicious: opposite of delicious

    article: art that makes you laugh (cartoon? or funny car...)

    Spacee... I find myself gazing at words in an article rather than actually reading, LOL; gets the brain in motion in another way!
  15. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    I couldn't seem to think up any more on my own,so here's some more compliments of google: TESTICLE: a humorous question on an exam...OYSTER: a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions...WILLY-NILLY: impotent....LYMPH: to walk with a lisp...
  16. victoria

    victoria New Member

    but happened to be reading something... hence

    Parasites: "must see" places to visit in Paris
  17. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    Scratching my head to come up with something..then I noticed the word ALTERNATIVE just staring back @ me..... alternative: to change the apperance of a person living in the country in which he/she was born.~~~Jeanne
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  18. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I did that one too, but with an alternative definition than the one you came up with for "alternative" hahaha! see above

    ratchet: that guy who was a rat, Chet

    showers: people who model designer clothing or demonstrate use of a new product

    castrate: A system of indicating how well the cast of a play does overall

    product: the only kind of duct tape the professionals use

    professional: confessing that one doesn't know what one's doing after all
    (rather arcane, but from the use of the word 'profess' indicating insincerity)

    OK something should be able to made out of the word 'arcane'...

    "arcane, arsaw, arleft" said with an accent?

    LOL even I'm groaning!

  19. Gingareeree

    Gingareeree New Member

    Your good!!!
  20. victoria

    victoria New Member

    when my mind starts thinking about it, it almost doesn't turn off. Too bad I can't make $$ with this LOL...

    potent: po'folks tent?

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