Alphabet Mind Games.

August 7, 2006 at 7:17 pm (Travel)

I have this thing where I can’t sleep at night unless there is noise going on. While camping, I did not have the luxury of keeping a tv on all night to be sure that I get a good night’s sleep. But, I have found a game that for some reason, helped me from going insane with sleeplessness. I went through lists of things, making one for each letter of the alphabet. Letters in brackets are ones that I wasn’t able to come up with. I would appreciate anyone’s help on missing words.

Round 1: Animals of the Alphabet
ape, babboon, cow, dog, elephant, fawn, gibbon, hawk, iguana, jaguar, kangaroo, lemur, monkey, newt, orangutan, pig, quail, rat, snake, tiger, [u, v,] walrus, [x,] yeti, zebra

Round 2: Foods of the Alphabet
apple, banana, carrot, date, egg, fig, ginger, horseradish, ice cream, jello, ketchup, lemon, meatballs, orange, peas, quail, rice, spaghetti, tea, [u,] veal, watermelon, [x,] yam, zabaione

Those were from the first night. After that, I was only able to do one round a night before I fell asleep.

Round 3: Four syllable words of the Alphabet
architecture, biology, cantankerous, detrimental, elephantine, Floridian, geology, hypodermic, institution, juvenile, Kangamangus, labotomy, mechanical, narcissistic, obviously, pressurizing, quarentining, romanticize, sympathetic, tyrannical, uintended, varigated, [w,] xenophobic, [y,] zoology

Round 4: Five syllable words of the Alphabet
alienation, biological, creationism, demonology, ecological, fraternization, geological, hysterectomy, irrationally, juxtoposition, [k], luminocity, methodology, necrophelia, oligarcical, patriotism, quintessentialy, reciprocity, systematically, trigonometry, unbelievable, vigilantism, westernization, xenophobia, [y], zoological


  1. Pink said,

    OMG…this is one of the weird things about me that I thought was too weird to put on my blog! Shit! I just put it on yours…and more people read your blog than they do mine…bugger!

    Can’t help you with any words you missed but I have a note for next time I can’t fall asleep…

  2. Kelly said,

    Oh why did you do this to me! All day long I will be thinking of the words that you missed. CRAP~

    I’m so glad your back from your trip, and that you had good weight loss. It reminds me to get on the scale when I am done with my coffee.

  3. karanoelle said,

    seriously…i am away for 3 weeks and I come back to this! šŸ™‚ I am so damn inpressed with your ability to recall 5 syllable words. I think I only would have thought of necrophelia.

    by the way, I am stealing one your post about carry-ons.

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