Today’s hilarious guest post comes from Chad Jones of Randomly Chad. It’s not for the faint of heart, the easily offended, or the humorless. In other words, it’s perfect for my readers. Enjoy! –Tamara
The following is true. Names have been changed to protect the innocent… Well, that’s not true. To keep my sorry rear out of a sling, names are not being given. All I can tell you is that this is about a friend.
This friend loves–no, absolutely adores–Zynga’s Words With Friends, the company’s follow-up to their hell-spawned– I hesitate to say– “game,” Farmville. And like that game, this online “Scrabble” can be quite addicting.
My friend is as tenacious as a bulldog when playing, and will try any word combination. I mean any.
The interesting thing about this game, really, is that you can actually learn words that you never knew were words. (Like when said friend’s son came home from camp, announcing that he’d learned a new phrase–”blue waffle.” Awesome, right? Well, not so much. I could’ve gone a lifetime without that mental image.)
As Tamara would say, Ahem.
So my friend–who grew up in a Christian home, and as a result truly did have a sheltered upbringing–was stuck in a particularly difficult game and called me:
“Can I play c*nt?”
“Can I play the word c*nt?”
“NO! Don’t you know what it means?”
“No, should I?”
“Never mind. Try something else.”
The mind boggles. Oh, to be so innocent.
It was only later that I came to find out that you can’t actually, you know, play that word in Words With Friends. Not because I tried or anything. Ahem.
Have you ever had an awkward word blunder?
Chad is a Christ-follower, husband to his awesome wife, Lisa, and dad to two great kids. He lives with his family in the Arizona desert. The jury is still out on the effect the sun has had on his brain. He blogs five days a week at Randomly Chad, and you can follow him on Twitter at @randomlychad.