Thursday, July 15, 2010

Let the Wookiee win.

A new clutch of word games grips the boys, among them Charades and Twenty Questions. ("Is it bigger than a bread box? And what's a 'bread box'?")*

In the minivan on the way to camp, Tertius is miming a movie title, which he claims has three syllables. It's usually quite easy to guess his puzzles, because the older boys know every movie and TV program he's ever seen in his seven years. And besides, he can only remember the names of the most recent ones. If in doubt, go for SpongeBob SquarePants. But today, the answer turns out to be Star Wars.

"Star Wars doesn't have three syllables," protests Secundus. 

"Star War-uhz," Tertius ripostes instantly.

*Hey, five punctuation marks in a row, with no cheating or vulgar repetition.

1 comment:

  1. Tertius speaks Evangelist (a dialect that inserts extraneous syllables into words)