Tonight I was doing some "Fear Factor" Mad Libs with the kids:
Emily: Name a Verb.
John Paul: Mom, Your words are so weak!!!!!
Mom: what do you mean?
John Paul: You need to use stronger words.
Emily: OK. Name an adjective.
Mom: (trying to use a "stronger" word) conspicuous!
John Paul: Mom, you just use the weakest words.
Emily: Another verb
Mary Margaret: sebastian!
Mom: Honey, sebastian is not a verb. It's a name.
John Paul: That's perfect, Mary Margaret! From now on I declare that "sebastian" means "to
slam"... like, to "sebastian" something against a wall.
John Paul: Texas-petish
Mom: O.K., O.K., I know what you mean by strong words. It means to use words in a non-conventional way and twist them into different parts of speech to make conversation interesting.
John Paul: Exactly!!!!