Nathanael Green's Blog

An advertising copywriter, novelist, and freelance writer's brain goo.

Posts Tagged ‘mondegreen

Thesis Snow Aye Twos Tart Able Log

with 11 comments

Back in college, we used to play an amazing game at parties. This game was Mad Gab. And it can be hilarious and frustrating … especially after a few drinks.

For those of you unfamiliar with this little orange box of mind-gnarling cards, Mad Gab is a game for at least two players, usually more, broken into teams. You flash a card, and one team reads the words on it aloud and tries to guess what it says.

The trick is that each card has a bunch of recognizable words already on it, but when they’re spoken together, they’ll form another word or phrase that isn’t immediately clear. For example, a card might read:

Eighty Fin Sat Earn He

or

Bed Chirp Autumn Doll Her

(Go ahead. Read them aloud. They don’t work subvocally.)

Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Nathanael Green

February 10, 2010 at 11:57 am