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No. of Players: 1+
Type of Game: written
What you need: pen and paper


To write sentences that can be read in two or more different ways.

How to play

Players challenge themselves or others to write ambiguous sentences. Ambiguity can be accomplished, for instance, by treating the second word of a phrase appearing at the end of the sentence as a verb, even though it may not be a verb in the phrase itself. If there is more than one player, players see who can write the most sentences within a set time, say, 10 minutes. The player with the greatest number of sentences is declared the winner.


Annette and Becky compete to see how many ambiguous sentences they can come up with in 10 minutes.


The mailman did not know the Gettysburg address.
I have never heard a wrist band.
It was her first time watching a barn dance.
In the playground there was a mud slide.
I have never seen a lemon or lime twist.


Take a look at the mule train.
I saw the cat walk but not the moon walk.
Ever see a net yield?
She never saw an art object.
I once saw coats land.
Have you ever seen a satin finish?
No one can see a baseball coach.
Yesterday I felt a hairpin bend.

After the time expires, Becky defeats Annette, 8 to 5.

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