Years ago, Wes and I bought a new game (at the time it was new) called Balderdash. The object of this game is for each player to make up a definition to an unfamiliar word, and then to guess the correct definition of this same word yourself, all the while hoping that the other players will choose your own fake definition. Until a few days ago, we hadn't played this game in years, but we got it out to play with the kids. We discovered that we are all pretty decent liars! LOL
Here are some of the words we were given . . . with their real definitions, believe it or not!
tregetour (trejj-at-toor) - a juggling magician
palliard (pal-yard) - a tricky beggar whose parents were also tricky beggars (we were convinced that this one was one of the fake definitions, probably written by Andrew)
waddy (wah-dee) - an Australian walking stick
swelchie (swell-chee) - a whirlpool (didn't believe this one, either)
hoitzitzillin (hoyt-zit-zill-an) - a variety of fancy American bird (what?!)
bombardon (bawm-bard-own) - a brass instrument like the tuba
gibbosity (gib-boss-sit-tee) - the state of being hump-backed
basophobia (bay-so-foe-bee-ah) - a fear of falling which makes one afraid to stand up (surely this was a fake definition . . . NOT)
naker (nay-kurr) - a kettle drum (seemed to be the night for musical instruments)
scatomancy (scat-oh-man-see) - telling fortunes by examining dung (no thanks!)
Wouldn't these words make an interesting story? Give those to your kids for their next writing assigment!