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a food that sounds like "leg" while playing charades (or gestured as it were) what would you guess?<br><br>
This morning I was oil pulling and trying to communicate something to my DH. I would like to know what people would have said. Because we heatedly disagree over the outcome of our particular game of charades. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Egg is the only thing I can think of. Well, or keg.... But that's not technically a food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Were you explicitely playing charades, or it was a similar situation as you couldn't speak and you were trying to communicate?<br><br>
If I was playing charades, then "leg sounds like egg" is the first thing that comes to mind.<br><br>
If I wasn't playing charades, and I asked you what food you want for breakfast, and you pointed to your leg, I would have assumed chicken leg, if I had one at the moment.<br><br>
I think it is called "priming"--the answer depends what you are primed for.<br><br>
What did he give you instead of an egg? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent">
 

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Egg. If it wasn't egg, the person doing the charade made a horrible mistake in doing "food that sounds like leg"<br><br>
Choochootrain has an excellent point. It does depend on how clear the "sounds like" part was.
 

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another vote for egg! I can't imagine what else it could be <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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Ok, the answer was egg. I was trying to tell him that I was hard boiling an egg for DS' breakfast. He had no idea what I was trying to say or what it is in regards to. I used a mix of baby signs, charades, and pantomime. I got him to clearly say, "What food sounds like leg" through my efforts...then he started saying chicken and frog. I'm like WTH is he thinking of chicken?<br><br>
He did say chicken leg or frog leg, but why then wouldn't I have mimed a chicken then pointed at my leg? Plus, we don't have chicken legs or frog legs in the house, which is why I thought it was so crazy that his mind went there. I thought it was a common understanding of charades that when using the 'sounds like' means that you aren't referring to that word specifically, but then to something that sounds like it.<br><br>
It was driving me crazy. I just wanted him to say the word egg so I could point to DS (sleeping in the bed) to say I was making his egg. After I spit, I explained and he said I should have mimed a chicken if I wanted him to say egg. In my mind if I had mimed chicken he would have been thinking chicken, not egg. Instead I pointed to leg and he thought chicken.<br><br>
Go figure.<br><br>
And oil pulling in when you swoosh sesame oil in your mouth for 20 mins each morning to help your teeth.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ok, the answer was egg. I was trying to tell him that I was hard boiling an egg for DS' breakfast. He had no idea what I was trying to say or what it is in regards to. I used a mix of baby signs, charades, and pantomime. I got him to clearly say, "What food sounds like leg" through my efforts...then he started saying chicken and frog. I'm like WTH is he thinking of chicken?<br><br>
He did say chicken leg or frog leg, but why then wouldn't I have mimed a chicken then pointed at my leg? Plus, we don't have chicken legs or frog legs in the house, which is why I thought it was so crazy that his mind went there. I thought it was a common understanding of charades that when using the 'sounds like' means that you aren't referring to that word specifically, but then to something that sounds like it.<br><br>
It was driving me crazy. I just wanted him to say the word egg so I could point to DS (sleeping in the bed) to say I was making his egg. After I spit, I explained and he said I should have mimed a chicken if I wanted him to say egg. In my mind if I had mimed chicken he would have been thinking chicken, not egg. Instead I pointed to leg and he thought chicken.<br><br>
Go figure.<br><br>
And oil pulling in when you swoosh sesame oil in your mouth for 20 mins each morning to help your teeth.</div>
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If he made it as far as to say "what food sounds like leg", then he was just being passive aggressive with you. Or maybe he had a brain fart! But then he should have said, omg, of COURSE, egg! after you explained it to him.
 

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He wasn't being passive aggressive - he was just being a moron. To be fair it was like 7am. I did tell him that I will never purposely choose him to be on my team for charades. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Egg or like leg of lamb or something. lol
 

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I would have done a charade of cracking an egg open. Okay I know you were boiling it, but he would have gotten the "egg" part <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I hope?
 

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He knows that you do the oil routine right? And he could see you swishing it around in your mouth while you were also starting another task?<br><br>
In that case, after the first couple of charade gestures didn't work, the signal you use is a cancel, nvm hand wave. And then if he persists, the middle finger.<br><br>
Mind you, in your case, I would've tried for "DS food" instead of what type of food.
 

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Without reading the other replies:<br><br>
Egg<br>
Leg of lamb<br>
Veg (as in vegetables -- doesn't sound like leg, but is spelled similarly)<br>
Bag...el <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Okay, that's all I got -- off to read the other responses!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He did say chicken leg or frog leg, but why then wouldn't I have mimed a chicken then pointed at my leg? Plus, we don't have chicken legs or frog legs in the house, which is why I thought it was so crazy that his mind went there.</div>
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He was doing word association, and not rhyming, so it's not so far fetched. (Though frog legs is for me - does anyone actually eat frog legs?!)<br><br>
It's harder to match words up via rhyme than by word association, especially when the rhyme involves isn't something like "leg - beg" where you just substitute a consonant. When you have to remove a consonant, it's harder.<br><br>
And give the poor man a break, it was 7 AM. No one should have to do linguistic games at 7 am. Or even 8. Maybe 9 if you're really a morning person. I didn't get "egg" and it was 10:00 when I read it (though I'm still short a cup of tea this AM).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">He knows that you do the oil routine right? And he could see you swishing it around in your mouth while you were also starting another task?<br><br>
In that case, after the first couple of charade gestures didn't work, the signal you use is a cancel, nvm hand wave. And then if he persists, the middle finger.<br><br>
Mind you, in your case, I would've tried for "DS food" instead of what type of food.</div>
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He was in the bedroom with DS b/c DS was still sleeping. I was downstairs getting DS' food ready for the day - this is the routine every morning. I had forgotten to make the hard boiled eggs the night before so I had to make them in the morning...I just wanted him to know that it was going to take me a little longer to be ready. I was trying to get him to guess 'egg' so I could point to DS so he would think, "oh, she's making DS' egg.'<br><br>
After a few minutes I gave up and wrote it down. We go through this often b/c I oil pull every morning. He just isn't good at charades. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Ah, different people categorize words in different ways in side their head. It makes no sense to you how he does it, but he's probably wondering to himself "Dude, what kind of person did I marry? She keeps miming 'leg' and expects me to get to egg?"<br><br>
That's why you can't win at charades against two people who think alike. They have the "same thought association" advantage.
 

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OT: OP...what are the benefits of oil pulling?
 

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Half the time dh and I try to mime something to each other one of us ends up flipping the other one off. We really try to just wait it out.
 

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I'm cracking up that he thought frog's leg was a more reasonable interpretation! I mean, if you were in France, maybe frog leg would be more typical? But in Illinois? I just don't see it as the Illinois state dish, ya know?<br><br>
Oh, and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"> to mamalisa. I don't think we flip each other (well, not usually!) but playing charades of any sort is an invitation for us to get really ticked at how the other one just doesn't get it!
 
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