Lemme set the scene. There’s this telephone. And it’s broken. And you’re trying to tell the person on the other end a very important message. Chaos.
So the first person [me] says a sentence. The next writes down the exact same sentence, but changes one and exactly one WORD – not adding a word, CHANGING A WORD. So on.
Chloe: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.
Harry: The quick brown log jumped over the lazy dogs.
Ralph: The quick brown log jumped underneath the lazy dogs.
Sarah: My quick brown log jumped underneath the lazy dogs.
Simple enough, no?
- You change ONE WORD and, in addition, if you want, you can change the tense of another word. Tense refers to past, present or future tense, and can also include whether a word is plural or not. So you can CHANGE ONE WORD and CHANGE THE TENSE OF ONE WORD. For example:
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.
The quick brown foxes jumped through the lazy dogs.
The slow brown foxes jump through the lazy dogs.
The slow hideous foxes jump through the lazy dog.