Sunday, 27 January 2013

Draw Something!

Since Jen's conversion to Android, we've been enjoying some spirited play on the app Draw Something.  For those unfamiliar with it, Draw Something is like a game of pictionary that you play on your phone. We don't have the best history at playing the actual pictionary game but Draw Something has proven surprisingly entertaining.  Until I received this:

With Draw Something, you are given the number of letters in the word and a selection of letters that contains the answer.  I could not figure it out.  It wasn't a dog, it wasn't a fox.  Was it some kind of mythical creature?  You have the option to blow away letters that aren't part of the answer to narrow down your available letters.  I did this.  And I was horrified.

The only possible answer with the letters in front of me was "CHICKEN".  No.  There had to be some mistake.  This thing has FOUR LEGS!  It CAN'T be a chicken.  I couldn't bring myself to type in that word. Instead I confronted Jen, showed her the picture she had drawn, and begged her to tell me that this wasn't a drawing of a chicken.

Jen responded with 5 minutes of tear-inducing, near-maniacal, laughter.  I guess I had my answer.  I sighed, typed in "CHICKEN", and resigned myself to using much more of my imagination in this game than before.

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