Well, the earth’s rotated many times since I’ve last posted one of these. I thought it might be time to open that bulging door under constant strain against the clutter. It guards the tomb of antiquities, commonly known as the storage closet.
Here goes. Ouch! Mind the bowling ball . . . cue the slapstick canned laughter. Now where is it? Oh, yes, there it is! I see the yellowed and curled corner of the pages belonging to the, ‘Dictionary of Oddity’s.’ It’s lying just beneath my sister’s possessed Teddy Ruxpin (batteries not needed) . . . “Your kids will love it! Pleeeeease, just take it!”
An ‘80’s lawn dart has staked it’s one pound metal spike through the bruin’s heart, but good old Teddy bears it with a grin. With trembling hands, I yank out the dart and cast the slow cackling beast and spear into the garage, where lawnmowers go to die.
The dart has punched a hole right through a warning label at the page’s header. ‘Do—- use these words in real life.’ I know it’s missing a word and some letters, but the dart has spoken.
Just a few things to refresh some memories or if you’ve never played: please try to avoid looking up the words/ enter the letter of your guesses in the comments/ I will be back in a day or so with the answers/ have fun!
On your mark, get set . . . bang! Now read and type, really fast!
A: an activity runners do when they switch between sprinting and jogging
B: to renege on a deal after secretly negotiating another offer from a different party
C: an obsolete measurement used in England to determine the distance between dales
D: eighteenth century slang term for a pickpocket
A: another term for the water shoots on a Banyan Tree
B: nineteenth century expression for an incompetent person
D: the game of dice from which Yahtzee was derived
A: someone who is of the belief that portholes to other earthly realms exist
B: an uncommon term from the middle-ages used to describe an aristocrat who turns his/her back on their birthright in exchange for the life of a commoner
C: an obscure religious sect that archeologists believe may have lived and worshipped in the Tibetan Mountains
D: anyone currently learning the alphabet
A: the loud wailing sound produced by bagpipes
B: the behind-the-heel toe tap dance move performed in Hasapiko Dancing
C: the stitching used to secure the lace to a 1920′ era Flapper Cloche Hat
D: to curtsy in a clumsy manner