Today I thought we do something a little different. Years ago my father and I invented a word game that so far has been a 35 year ongoing competition. It continues. Out of no where one of us will start the game, the other one always knew it was "time to play." He is far more word-wise than I, so if I ever score a victory I gloat for at least an hour.
So here I'm inviting you to join us. It can be a lot of fun. I'm giving you the gist, the rules and then a few examples. After that I'll list five challenges. I'll be back later in the day with the answers.
We have some great "wordies" on this blog. I have high expectations. Plus, you might give me material to beat my dad the next time around.
The game is called the "Para Game." You offer a pair of terms or things that could come in twos and your opponent turns it into one word that begins with "para." The "para" word will be singular because is formed from a pair or two of something. The word you form is a totally new word and has nothing to do with the pair you offered up. NO, it's not confusing when you see a few examples.
Your job has two parts. Try and figure it out and post your responses. Some are very easy on purpose so you get the game. Second, you need to post one, two,or how many of your own. Put the answer either in your posting or tease us and come back to the blog a little later and find out if anyone figured it out. Running to the Internet is illegal!
As the day goes on, I'll post some more and see what you think. So check back often to see if other folks can guess your clues and you can discover the new ones.
So, some examples:
20 cents= paradigm
2 physicians= paradox
2 flippers you wear when you snorkel= paraffin
Got the idea?
Okay, here are few I'll throw out to you. Let me hear what you think.
2 state cops
2 cubes used for games
The work of 2 EMTs
2 swinging weapons with a cord in the middle and weights on the ends