This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game called Taboo, in which players must make their teammates utter key words by giving them clues. The twist is that each key word is assigned five Taboo words, and players are forbidden from using the Taboo words in their clues. For example, one key word might be milk, and its Taboo words might be dairy, cow, drink, white, and carton. Your clue might be something like, “It’s a beverage from Bessie,” or “You add it to coffee,” or “The land of BLANK and honey,” or “It comes out of breasts.”
Your task is simply to answer these five questions without using any of the Taboo words or phrases. Challenge yourself not just to avoid using the words, but to think of fresh, new answers to these sort of cliched meme questions!
Who’s making a positive difference in your life?
Taboo words: friends, family, husband/wife/spouse, boyfriend/girlfriend.
the little guy that lives in my house. he is making me a better (and sometimes more patient) person.
Where would you like to be right now?
Taboo words: home, bed, anywhere but here.
What’s the first thing you’d do with a $5,000 (or your local equivalent) gift?
Taboo words: save, debt, vacation, payments, invest.
i would send some of it to certain companies so that they quit sending me paper in the mail every month. i would also get myself an iPhone and pay for the first year of service in advance, if that were possible.
What super-power would you really like to have?
Taboo words: invisibility, x-ray vision, flying, strength, transform.
the ability to know if someone was lying to me, so I could call them out on it right then and there. and then beat the crap outta them.
What’s your favorite sound?
Taboo words: laughter, music, ocean, wind, ____’s voice.