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Anguish Languish

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


To rewrite words or phrases using similar-sounding words.

How to play

Players select snippets of text (famous quotations, book titles, TV shows, a phrase or word found in a magazine, etc) to rewrite using homophones, or words that have the same pronunciation, but different meanings and/or spelling. A vote can be held for the player with the funniest homophonic, or near-homophonic, transformation.


"They're using common sense" could be transformed into "There you sing calm incense." Here are a few others:

Sales tax Sails' tacks
Red Sea "Read, see?"
Bel Air Bell heir
"Survivor" "Sir, revive her"
Mississippi Miss is sipping.
Algorithms Al Gore rhythms
Hearsay Hairspray
"The Real Housewives" The Rio House Wines
"Yellow Submarine" Yell low: "Some marine!"
To Kill A Mockingbird Tucan Mocked The Burn
"Here's looking at you, kid." "Ears lurking at ewe kid."

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