Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MAD LIBS WITH THE GRAMMARPHILE for February 3, 2009


I haven't done a Mad Libs post for a while, but as soon as I saw this picture, I knew it would make for a fabulous round of Grammarphile Mad Libs. Clearly, the snow has frozen the brains of the folks over at a very popular weather website. This sentence needs some sort of verb! And I'm counting on you guys to give me some good verbs here.

The sentence is:

"A few inches of snow ______ parts of Northeast Tue."

We're gonna ignore the fact that the abbreviation at the end of the sentence looks a little awkward, and that the end of the sentence could really use a "the" and an "on," in that order. Just gimme a verb. Your best, funniest, or most clever verb. Put 'em in the Comments section. You know you want to.

For the record, I'm filling in the blank with "fucks up." Because it's true. And because I'm a cranky little Grammarphile when there's snow around.

12 comments:

I should be doing work but I'm not said...

"A few inches of snow molested parts of Northeast Tue."

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! The snow is probably molesting my car right now. NOT HAPPY.

Peter said...

I thought of some goofy verbs but could not improve on "may coats," which is what appears under the headline. Possibly the Web producers had their eyes on the clock and were overcome by the thought of putting their coats on. Or maybe they were under the influence of a recreational drug that used to be called snow.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Good eye, Peter! (How the hell did I not notice that?) :)

I often wonder if the folks who run this particular website have been snortin' snow-like substances!

Bridgete said...

"A few inches of snow pounced on parts of Northeast Tue."

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

"Pounced"...I love it! (That evoked a mental picture of a cute little kitten made of snow, pouncing all over the East Coast...) :)

LadyStyx said...

Try as I might, I cannot come up with anything funnier than the "molested" that reader number one posted. Too funny!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yeah, I like that one, too! :)

Stars Only said...

This is worse then first thought.

"A few inches of snow ______ parts of Northeast Tue."

So 'Northeast Tue' is a noun?

As in: Using a chainsaw after killing him, Bill cut off parts of Northeast Tue.

Where is 'the' before Northeast?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I guess they're treating "Northeast" like the noun...of course, they're also forgetting the "on" before "Tue[sday]"...

Robin said...

"A few inches of snow lobotomized parts of Northeast Tue."

Seriously. Why do people panic in the face of winter precipitation that happens every year?! Why do they act surprised and empty grocery store shelves at the merest hint of a flurry? And why can't any of the commuters who normally drive figure out the basic etiquette of the public transportation system? Boston is a college town. These people are supposed to be smart. [/rant]

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I love "lobotomized"! The snow definitely lobotomized Long Island. These people drive like crackheads on a regular basis; in the snow, they're even worse. Especially people who drive big SUVs and speed past people who are trying to drive carefully. Sigh.