Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Biblical Balderdash

Below are the results of a recent youth group game. They had ten minutes to write up the definitions of the following words. Can you figure out the real definitions?

Eucharist--Modern-day Latin word for permanent disease "wrist cancer".
Eucharist--A politician who resides in Ukraine.
Eucharist--What you did while you were trying to comfort your puppy (you-carressed).
Eucharist--A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches.
Eucharist--A single cell autotrophic organism with a nucleus, organells, a cell wall, and membrane.
Eucharist--The collected debris found on the base of a card table after an intensely cruel card game of euchre.

Hermeneutics--Worship of the leader of the Munster Family.
Hermeneutics--The act of interpretation in particular relation to Scripture.
Hermeneutics--The spiritual rituals performed by Tibetan monks to cleanse the ailments of their people.
Hermeneutics--The scientific study of hermit crabs in their natural environment.

Glossolalia--An infection gained from bacteria if the cap is left off lip ointment for more than 24 hours.
Glossolalia--Ancient Latin word for "Glossary".
Glossolalia--Fabricated and non-meaningful speech.
Glossolalia--A psychological disease acquired during the state of shock after losing a game of dungeons and dragons to your Great-Aunt Tessie.

Mukluk--Famous battle that took place in Mukluk, Russia that was the first major confrontation between the Nazis and the Native Americans.
Mukluk--State of being where one is considered of themselves to have bad luck.
Mukluk--A stroke of good fortune while wallowing in the mud.
Mukluk--A soft boot made of reindeer skin or sealskin and worn by Eskimos.
Mukluk--The Half-Brother of a Mugblood who retires to a swamp and lurks after 2 pm.

Grunion--The study of grunting or other dispositioning movements of the face.
Grunion--An atom with an extra abnormally large extra electron.
Grunion--A small fish of coastal waters of California and Mexico.
Grunion--A genetically engineered root vegetable grown to combine a garlic clove and a vidalia onion.
Grunion--Another term for the antagonist in a story.


Okay, so those last two weren't Biblical words...

Any suggestions for future words? I can't wait to hear what they have to say about "Mariology".

6 comments:

pk said...

What a stellar idea!

How about:
Intinction
Soteriology
Annunciation
Eschatological

Tony Myles said...

Incarnation
Koinonia
Vanilla Pudding

Nathan said...

filioque
incarnational
sola fide
logos

Jo said...
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Gwen said...

These are ones I wish someone would have explained to me more indepth as a young Christian . . .

salvation
sanctification
degeneration
regeneration

Ryan Schmitz said...

Ecclesiology
Scheol
Triune
Nomenclature – in memory of John and my dear departed professor (I had to look it up after class – but John probably didn’t need to)