words on the board that aren't really words:
mary swears "qua" is in her dictionary.
do you know what a shuttlecock is? it's that plastic "birdie" that you hit in badminton. now, why would anyone make up the word "birdie" when you could say "shuttlecock" all day long?!
"hey brad, how hard can you hit your shuttlecock?"
"you missed the shuttlecock!"
"my shuttlecock is getting really worn. i've got to get a new shuttlecock."
"shuttlecock shuttlecock shuttlecock."
lots more fun than "birdie."
know what "shrive" means? to hear a confession and give absolution.
reason this makes me a nerd: my first thought was, "that'd be big points if i could get that on a triple word score, or get a triple letter score on that v."
when mary asked me if i knew what an "aphelion" was i told her it was the main character in battlestar galactica. "close!" she said. it's the point on the orbit of a celestial body that is farthest from the sun." we sort of lost our minds at this points. it gets ugly. i'll spare you the details.