I doubt anyone else will think this is funny, but it was one of the most hilarious moments of my childhood.
My best friend Jessica (11), my older brother Keith (10) and I (8) were hanging out, playing Outburst Jr. In that game, you give a category and the person yells out as many words as possible that could relate to the category. Well, we were hot, bored, and goofy, and we sucked, so we were giving clues.
The category was “Bugs and Insects,” and my brother and I were yelling out possible words while Jessica checked the right ones off - bee, ant, fly, mosquito, grasshopper, and the like. She gave us a clue: CATER… and I immediately screamed, “ACTS! CATERACTS!” They both stared at me in horror, and my brother says in this tiny voice, “you mean pillar?” and we burst into hysterical laughter. We laughed for fifteen minutes straight. I didn’t even know what the word was; I just knew my grandmother had it.
It makes me chuckle every time I remember that. What kind of moron can’t get “caterpillar” from Bugs and Insects: cater…?
I am truly horrible at Taboo…the extent of my clue-giving skills is “It’s a thing…that you use…it’s a thing…” I gave that up long ago.