I’ve been lurking around this site a wee while… and I’m wondering if Word Origin members might like to play an online game called Dixonary.
It’s a version of games like Balderdash and Dictionary, where an obscure word is posted and players make up fake definitions and then try to vote for the real one. We’ve been playing for more than 25 years, making it the oldest continuously played online game, and we’re looking for new players. It’s fun, takes very little time, and can be addictive.
Here’s an example. Without peeking in a dictionary (as it’s a game of trust), what’s the meaning of oxygal?
1. Having sharp or pointed edges
2. A rudimentary shelter
3. Sour milk
4. Of or relating to marsupials
We’re a friendly bunch and keen to help out newbies! It’s easy to join & we play by email. I’m happy to answer any questions.
Oxygal answer: If you picked 3, you would be correct, but if you picked 1, you have joined the bulk of the players who also voted for this (and made the player who wrote this definition the winner).