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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Slag Libs!

Yo, esteemed compatriots. Today's post will be a lame fascinating new frontier in the world of interactive blogging: SLAG LIBS!

Most of you are likely familiar with the party game of Mad Libs: one person has a book of stories with important words blanked out, replaced by their parts of speech. Everyone else in the room shouts out words of the appropriate parts of speech. The scribe writes down suggestions in the appropriate blanks. When all blanks are filled in, the scribe reads the complete story, to uproarious laughter.

We're going to play a game of "Slag Libs" - Mad Libs using a selection of some of my previous posts. Today, I'll ask for suggestions of parts of speech. Please leave silly words as comments to this post. Tomorrow, I'll post the finished posts. They will probably be way better than whatever crap I wrote the first time around.

So here we go:

SLAG LIB THE FIRST

1) verb
2) plural noun
3) noun
4) adjective
5) adjective
6) adjective
7) plural noun

SLAG LIB THE SECOND

1) adjective
2) name of a book
3) plural noun
4) verb
5) noun

SLAG LIB THE THIRD

1) verb ending in -ing
2) whole number
3) noun
4) adjective
5) noun
6) noun

Join in the fun! Click the Comment button (yes! do it now!), copy and paste the list above, and fill in the blanks. Just write the first thing that comes to mind.

I'll pick a few suggestions from everyone's entry, so you'll all see your suggestions for real in tomorrow's SLAG LIB RESULTS!

Comment away!

Grammar review (from the Mad Lib site I linked to above):

A noun is a person, place, or thing. Sidewalk, umbrella, bridle, bathtub, and nose are nouns.

A plural noun describes more than one thing. It usually ends in -s. So Sidewalks, umbrellas, bridles, bathtubs, and noses are plural nouns.

An adjective describes something or somebody. Lumpy, soft, ugly, messy, and short are adjectives.

A VERB is an action word. Run, pitch, jump, and swim are verbs.

A VERB ending in -ing describes an action currently taking place. Running, pitching, jumping, and swimming are verbs ending in -ing.

When I ask for a book, I'm looking for either a specific title (like "Social Networks: Critical Concepts in Sociology") or a general type of book (like "cookbook").

2 Comments:

Anonymous Julie said...

Booyah.

SLAG LIB THE FIRST
1) verb: to quaff
2) plural noun: nooses
3) noun: hippopotomus
4) adjective: floral
5) adjective: asinine
6) adjective: perky
7) plural noun: zambonis

SLAG LIB THE SECOND
1) adjective: polyphiloprogenitive
2) name of a book: Olsen's Standard Book of British Birds
3) plural noun: unicycles
4) verb: to smoke
5) noun: fructose

SLAG LIB THE THIRD
1) verb ending in -ing: homogenizing
2) whole number: 42
3) noun: chimichanga
4) adjective: disillusioned
5) noun: loofah
6) noun: palindrome

Tuesday, April 05, 2005 9:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLAG LIB THE FIRST

1) verb: to meander
2) plural noun: octopi
3) noun: bridle
4) adjective: ubiquitous
5) adjective: irate
6) adjective: effervescent
7) plural noun: mummies

SLAG LIB THE SECOND

1) adjective: hereditary
2) name of a book: Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan's Narrative Fiction
3) plural noun: questions
4) verb: to fiddle
5) noun: hacienda

SLAG LIB THE THIRD

1) verb ending in -ing: rendering
2) whole number: 38
3) noun: oleander
4) adjective: quizzical
5) noun: quiddity
6) noun: nexus

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 6:28:00 AM  

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