Replaceable Words

Monday, 24 October 2011   |   Creativity Games

Random SentenceThis week everything has to fit.

Game:  There are 5 random words listed below.  Your aim is to construct a sentence where each word can be substituted in in a certain place.  You can take this in any direction you like.  You could aim for a sentence where every word makes sense or one where the words end up being humorous.

  • blister
  • souvenir
  • certificate
  • guitar
  • foundation

Challenge:  This week there is no challenge.

Strategy:  Sometimes changing a single word can have a profound effect on what we see.  The words above are quite scattered so your sentence will probably seem quite different when they are each substituted in.  How does this change your perspective?  Does it give you new ideas?  Seeing how changing a single word changes the overall feel of the sentence can give insights into how the other words come together and work.  You get a better understanding of what's important and what's not,  how the different parts interrelate and more.  This is a simple strategy you can adapt to different scenarios to gain a deeper understanind of how it all comes together.

 

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