Thursday, June 4, 2009

Fun With Homonyms.

Update, June 5th, 7:35 a.m.: I'm going to be busy for most of the day today, so you actually get quite a few more hours to satisfy your responsibilities by participating in this crappy post.

Lucky you!
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Its been pointed out to me recently that I've been somewhat remiss in coming up with utterly retarded games for us to play recently. This post won't rectify that since, ya'know, it's just one post, not an entire event, but it's the best I can come up with right now.

Here's the idea. I recently ran across Frankenstory.com, which I happen to think is a great idea. Here's how they describe themselves:

You write the first part of a story...and send it on to your friend... the twist is they can only see the last few words you wrote! They write the next part and volley it back to you.


I can't quite copy that concept to play here on the blog (unless I just trust all of you to only read the last few words of each comment and we know how well trust works around here), but I thought I'd alter the theory somewhat. Here's what I came up with:

1. I'll post the first few sentences of the story at the end of this post.

2. Each comment will be only a few sentences long and will carry the story just a little bit further.

3. The twist is that you have to fill your few sentences with as many wrongly-used homonyms as possible. (inserting things like Dwayne, Butch and Sissy do NOT count as homonyms, although you could make a case for them being wrongly-used -- DON'T.)(How much you wanna bet that joke falls totally flat? I couldn't resist.)

4. Feel free to contribute as many entries as you like but only after someone else has posted an intervening entry.

And here we go:

Wilma herd their were sum grate adze on TV,
butt she only saw the wons that ran on YewTube.


Wilma was udderly piste at her Mom. Not only did she halve two spend the afternoon pulling we'ds, she had too make shore she got awl of the routes. For all she cared, the flours could just choke and dye.
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P.S. If this game gets no participation, it will serve as my first post on over a year of posting that embarrasses me enough to make me delete it after a day or so. You wouldn't want that to happen, would you?

6 comments:

Eric said...

Frankenstory sounds like literary exquisite corpse; always fun.

Sorry can't contribute now. :-(

Dr. Phil (Physics) said...

Sew to relax, Wilma brood a cup of tee and maid a Turkey sandwhich. Butt the sandwitch was two tuff too cut. "Their arrh Thieu manny weighs 2 dew this," she cried. "Aye think its crewel!"

Dr. Phil's loan contribution...

MWT said...

AUGH! T.T

I see enough homonym substitutions like that in the chatroom that my own spelling skills are rapidly degrading.

AUGH! AUGH! AUGH!

*dashes for the brain bleach*

Nathan said...

Everyone but Dr. Phil is (temporarily) on my shit list.

C'mon guys!

(We apologize for this brief interruption.)

Jeri said...

Sorry, way too OCD about spelling/word use to play - but fun to watch & read! :)

Vanda said...

There is a site that just set up a section on HOMONYMS call Chill-lahPedia, quite cool. Take a look at their HOMONYMS here:

http://www.kickstart.com.my/ChillLah/Pedia_library.htm

You can contribute some to their pedia!