Thursday, November 15, 2007

You'd think "stick" would be easier to draw.

Oh, no! It is not so. I played Pictionary, and my compadres could not guess "stick". I heard tree, limb, bough, branch, twig, sapling and numerous others, but never once did they say "stick". Next time my turn came to draw, I ended up with the following word and only got as far as a rough stick figure with a few dots on its face and my friend nailed it. Go figure.

affliction

1. The action of inflicting grievous pain or trouble. spec. in its earliest use, Self-infliction of religious discipline; mortification, humiliation. Obs.

2. The state of being afflicted; sore pain of body or trouble of mind; misery, distress.

3. An instance of affliction; a pain, calamity, grief, distress.

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