Okay, so with the change of hosts I finally stumbled across that old thread and was amazed and amused by the entries that I missed in the month it survived after I forgot about it.
And I had always planned (maybe even threatened) to create a corollary game thread for scientific terms so here ya go. Here’s the gist of the game:
So the idea here is to take a scientific term or idea and give it a funny definition. Go ahead, mangle and mispronounce it!
Fission: I do my fission at the lake; Jeb prefers deep sea fission.
Heisenberg’s Principle: Honestly, Skylar, I did this for the family! [I’m not sure how many will catch this joke.]
And, as I forgot to note in the instructions for the first one, context within a sentence is often helpful in delivering the joke.
Heavy water: That’s the bottle they skip when they’re making light beer.
I’m thinking we might stick to the hard sciences and applications (Physics, astronomy, chemistry, geology, engineering?) and then in a month or two (I promise!) I’ll start another of these for the life sciences (Biology, medicine, more chemistry I guess…).
And, as before, keep it light-hearted and remember it’s all in gest.