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Nearsponse

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This is sort of a two person game with only one person playing.

When someone asks you a question or makes a statement that requires a response....It's time to play 'Nearsponse'.

Nearsponse is the response that misses the point of the posit by just a bit.

An example: The salesman asks, "What size shoe do you need?" Your nearsponse: "Just enough to get around the city."

Another example (this is from the movie 'Brazil'): "How's the wife?" "She just had triplets" "Ah, where does the time go?

Have fun, play safe

username, Feb 06 2004

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       I had one, but the wheels fell off.
Detly, Feb 06 2004
  

       Last time I did that, some chick punched a hole in it.
Detly, Feb 06 2004
  

       Well, what did you do to deserve it [Detly]?
Letsbuildafort, Feb 06 2004
  

       The same, only polarised.
Detly, Feb 06 2004
  

       My friend does this all the time. Only I'm not so sure he means to.
yabba do yabba dabba, Feb 06 2004
  

       It's not a game. It's a dumb affectation you adopt to make people think you're enigmatic and offbeat witty.   

       They don't think that.
waugsqueke, Feb 06 2004
  

       Is this a game or observed beahavior? Methinks Groucho Marx, Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, et al., Baked this long, long ago.   

       Add some actual rules and make it a truly two player game, and you might be onto something.
DrCurry, Feb 08 2004
  

       [waugsqueke] "dumb affectation" - unlike your annotation. See DrCurry's annotation for a constructive, non-affected response that knocks down the idea.

[DrCurry] For a 2 player game, make it an up-onesmanship sort of thing. Player 2 response to the nearsponse in a further-fetched, missed the point, sort of way. Or, possibly a serious (offbeat) answer to the first player that can lead to another.

example (from original):

1: What size shoe do you need?
2: Just enough to get around the city.
1 (or, more likely 3): Then you'll need an extra wide.
...and so on.
username, Feb 09 2004
  

       "I'm sorry."
"You're welcome."
oxen crossing, Feb 09 2004
  

       jutta: l-i-s-t.
DrCurry, Feb 09 2004
  
      
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