Monday, December 8, 2008

Gestures in Literacy #5: "It is a great day for bi birthing"

Gesture #5 is over. Here is how it played out:

Chris said...

"It is a good day for bike riding", I guess, although maybe there's a reading that doesn't require taking "b" for "d".

I'm glad you don't think "it's a good day for berating" your readers for solving these quickly.

December 4, 2008 6:16 AMDelete

The PSU Writing Center said...

"It is a good day for bike riding" is not correct. The contest is still open.

December 4, 2008 11:58 AMDelete

Miss Malaprop said...

"It is a Jar Jar for tie fighting"
That might be wrong, but I'm guessing it has something to do with Star Wars and Gungans.

December 6, 2008 4:16 PMDelete

Matthew said...

"IT is a gift bag
4 bi birthing"

is a comment on California's recent passage of Proposition 8. as well as Prince Rogers Nelson's support of said Prop.

December 8, 2008 1:33 PM

Each of those is an excellent answer, and Miss Malaprop's would probably be very popular with the young-man-about-the-schoolyard demographic that produces some of our gestures. But the winner is "It is a gift bag 4 bi birthing," because that is the best answer.

Though it's not correct. But it kind of looks like it is, right? And maybe it should be.
Chris, we know you are disappointed. But it's not a good day for bike riding. "It is a great day for bike riding."

And so, in a shocking turn of events, it is actually PDX Writer Daily that wins, and that now leads Gestures in Literacy by a score of 3 games to 2. They say a series doesn't start until the home team loses, so let us claim that since we thought you Writer readers would solve this in twenty minutes, and yet since you didn't solve it at all: now we have a series. You are going to have to take it one Gesture at a time, and leave it all on the floor next game, so that you can claw and scrape your way back in, & etc.

Game 6 will be posted soon. And fair warning: we are bringing the thunder. It will be the most almost-readable-but-totally-not Gesture we have ever unleashed on this fair blogspace. Cower. Tremble. enter the Gesture!

1 comment:

  1. Argh! Of course it is, look at the elevation of the bike rider's arms! I should have figured that out, except my bitter bitter heart no longer remembers that some days are indeed great for bike riding.