“I’d love to see An Early Winter Morning’s Nightmare,” I said.
“That’s not funny,” said my thirteen-year-old daughter. “Not funny at all!”
She’d just told me that she’d like to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
If my wife wants to order Fish Ball Soup, I’ll say I prefer Octopus Brain Broth. If my son wants to watch Iron Man, I’ll suggest Plastic Boy.
Yes, I can really be quite silly sometimes, much to the irritation of my poor family. My brand is humour is not particularly amusing, but it does stimulate this aging mind. I sometimes like to change words to the opposite, a synonym or something approximating it anyway.
The more challenging the better!
Here are some examples:
New Straits Times => Old Gulf Divide
Global Financial Crises => Local Sociological Euphoria
Prawn Cocktail => Oyster Ballshead
Tiger Woods => Antelope Jungle
Children’s Encyclopedia => Adult’s Dictionary
Fish Head Curry => Dog Tail Stew
Microsoft => Macrohard
You get the picture. It’s quite easy really.
Try doing these ones:
South East Asia =>
Wall Street Journal =>
Roast Chicken Wings =>
Second Hand Books =>
Federal Highway =>
… it really is fun! 🙂