15/09/2014

WORD GAMES in the CAR

When I was a little girl - a very long time ago! - my parents bought a car. It was a Standard Ten, I believe, for the afficionados among you.

Back then we would see another car on the road perhaps once every five minutes, and we'd play a game with the registration letters.

It was a simple game - keeping those three letters in the same order, add more letters to make a word.




Our car was RDU244 - yes, I still remember it after all these years - but I don't think I would have thought of CREDULITY at such a tender age. We had that car a long time, though, so my 14-year-old self possibly did.

We resurrected the game when my children were growing up, and I still occasionally make up words as I'm driving.
Today I saw two cars in sequence - FRH followd by HRF - now what would you make of those?

9 comments:

  1. What were you asking about the prevalence of Rhesus monkeys in the Ruhr for?

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  2. I do the same, but make up a name for the car. These two would give me a headache!

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  3. A one word name or a three word one? Fast Running Hare. Happy Rare Finch.

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  4. What a good idea. We used to spot post boxes. Hmm, I think I like your car game better. Would Fahrenheit count? Have I got the gist?

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    1. Spot on, MJ! That's a brilliant guess and would probably win a point for longest word. The shortest also gets a point - FRESH perhaps?
      If you're playing with young children a three word phrase is an alternative. Fat Rude Harry.

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  5. I've played that game too. One of my clearest memories from my childhood was that our first car had a reg letters CRY. We didn't choose reg letters in those days and we always bought second hand cars so you can imagine our amusement when Dad collected our next car to find that it's reg letters were SOB!

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    1. Wonderful! and the reg letters told you where the car was from in those days too - DU was Coventry.

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  6. My husband and I do that sometimes..well,, he sits there driving patiently whilst I come up with bonkers options! We did it on a trip down to Devon with his Mum once too which was fun. As a chid, we used to spot postboxes, etc, as someone else mentioned. I suppose most today would be too busy looking at their phones or watching dvds to even look out of the window!

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    1. The thing about looking out of the window was partly to avoid carsickness, so even today we play the game with my grandsons!

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