Dictionary Game - Fall 2003

On October 14, the English Department hosted a round of the Dictionary Game, followed by a pizza party in the hallway of second Laird. The game, that Tim Raylor learned at his school in Yorkshire, is a contest between two teams who try to trick each other into accepting as true some wacky definitions of seldom-used (but real) words. The team that is deceived the least often is the winner. One English major described the event this way:

Come see faculty-and-student teams of Britishists and Americanists fling fake definitions, insults, and perhaps extra cheese, across Room 206, in an effort to fool the other team into believing their counterfeit definitions to obscure words.

This fall the British-literature scholars and faculty won the game, and afterwards everyone ate lots of excellent pizza from B & L Pizza in Northfield.