Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saturday Word Play- Sentenced


Followers of my blog are probably sick of me raving about Sporcle by now. Well, tough. This week's Saturday Word Play comes inspired by two of their games: The 100 Most Commonly Used Words in the English Language and Movie Title Sentences. In my version, you have to name the books on my shelf that are complete sentences. I'll give you the author and part of the title, but I've only included the most commonly used words in the English language. For instance, if I gave you

Ken Kesey: One - Over the - -

You'd tell me the answer is One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest.

Got it?

As always feel free to answer all ten at home, but please only answer one in the comment section below. That way at least nine others can play along.

1. Maya Angelou: I Know - The - - -
2. Carson McCullers: The - - A - -
3. Roddy Doyle: -, - That -
4. Lionel Shriver: We - To - About -
5. Linwood Barclay: - The -
6. Mordecai Richler: - - Was -
7. Jessica Grant: Come, - -
8. Yann Martel: What - - - - ?
9. Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm: My - - A - -
10. Rene Fumoleau: - I -

9 comments:

Remi said...

The great thing about working until way too late at night / early in the morning is I get first kick at the can.

2. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

As for the 100 words, I wound up with 43. Still can't figure out how the word IS didn't make it onto the list, though. Actually, when I typed in IS, BE popped up instead (at number 2). Strange.

John Mutford said...

Remi: Good job. Is, Am, Are, Was, Were, Been, or Being aren't on the list because they are considered forms of "To Be." In my examples of above, I didn't treat them as interchangeable (except in the Richler book-- I needed one word left!), even though the Sporcle creator (correctly) did.

Kate said...

#6: Solomon Gursky Was Here (Mordecai Richler)

I loved that book!

raidergirl3 said...

4. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)

I love sporcle, and take some credit/blame for introducing it to you!

Anonymous said...

1. I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

and I also am addicted to Sporcle!

Lahni said...

That last comment was me, not sure why it posted as anon - sorry!

Wanda said...

#5 Linwood Barclay ~ Fear The Worst

Luanne said...

#7 Come, Thou Tortise.

and I'd never heard of Sporcle before!

Loni said...

8. What Is Stephen Harper Reading?