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The ζεύγμα game

Otherwise known as the Games Room, think of this as a subforum of the social club reserved just for sociable icebreaker games. Beware - they can be addictive!
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Thomas
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The ζεύγμα game

#1 Post by Thomas » February 2nd, 2008, 11:11 am

That caught your eye, didn't it!

A ζεύγμα - or zeugma, also known as a syllepsis, is a figure of speech describing the joining of two or more parts of a sentence with a single common verb or noun (wikipedia)

For a bit of fun, try thinking up some clunky ones like:

He put out his cigarette and the cat before going to bed.

He killed time and one of the security guards at the museum.

Jem
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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#2 Post by Jem » February 2nd, 2008, 11:17 am

She lowered her eyes and her standards and accepted his proposal of marriage.

Maria Mac
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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#3 Post by Maria Mac » February 2nd, 2008, 11:46 am

He's running a fever and a half marathon today.

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#4 Post by kbell » February 2nd, 2008, 5:00 pm

She raised her glass, her skirt, a laugh and everyone's spirits with her acceptance speech.
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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#5 Post by Fia » February 2nd, 2008, 7:45 pm

He lowered his esteem with his trousers when he mooned.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#6 Post by Maria Mac » February 2nd, 2008, 10:43 pm

That Italian barman in the nightclub pulled a pint, a fast one and my boyfriend last night.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#7 Post by jaywhat » February 3rd, 2008, 6:33 am

I just stopped talking because he had switched identities and off.

Jem
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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#8 Post by Jem » February 3rd, 2008, 11:21 pm

I pulled a hamstring, a face and my mother's leg today.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#9 Post by Firebrand » February 4th, 2008, 9:28 am

He rubbed his eyes and me up the wrong way.

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#10 Post by kbell » February 4th, 2008, 2:04 pm

I made up my mind, my face, a story for my kids and with my ex-boyfriend this evening.
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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#11 Post by Noggin » February 4th, 2008, 6:11 pm

I broke the hostess's nose and the ice when I lost control of the cricket balls I was juggling for my party piece.
It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man. -- Old Norse Proverb

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#12 Post by Diane » February 4th, 2008, 11:15 pm

I run an IT company and five miles a day.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#13 Post by DougS » February 5th, 2008, 7:17 am

He broke my heart, my spirit and the world record when he beat me in the egg and spoon race.

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#14 Post by Jem » February 5th, 2008, 6:24 pm

I threw the towel in, a cathartic tantrum and, finally, a party when the judge found for the plaintiff.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#15 Post by Bryn » February 7th, 2008, 11:45 pm

The judge tried the case, to stifle a yawn and the patience of the prosecuting counsel.

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#16 Post by Alan C. » February 8th, 2008, 8:36 pm

Frank got the last round in, and the joke, and then a taxi home.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#17 Post by Bryn » February 9th, 2008, 11:12 pm

He managed to score twice, wave to the crowd, break the opposition's hearts and an IT company in his spare time.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#18 Post by Thomas » February 17th, 2008, 11:31 am

Great answers! Sorry I haven't found time to return to this for a while.


He blew a kiss to the attractive traffic warden, a tyre, his top, and his chances of making any money that day.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#19 Post by Emma Woolgatherer » March 5th, 2008, 8:13 pm

(I like this one, so I'm having a go, even if it's unrevivable ...)

After a night on the tiles, Sven took the N28 to Wandsworth and three aspirins.

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Re: The ζεύγμα game

#20 Post by Maria Mac » March 6th, 2008, 12:37 am

He pulled a cunning stunt and a ligament when he burst out of that birthday cake.

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