The other week, things were kind of slow at work. And by slow, I mean I was able to read all the blogs in my reader, gchat, complete some ken-ken puzzles, mindlessly peruse the web and still have time to spare before 5pm. Then a friend sent me this link, with this challenge:
Can you name the most commonly used words in the English language?
And, because I am a dork at my core, I had to test it out. Go ahead, you know you want to. Naming all 100 in just twelve minutes is a lot harder than you might think.
But wait, there’s more.
There are time-wasters name-that-blank tests for everything you can imagine. I did, to name a few, NFL teams, MLB teams, Disney villains, Pixar movies, and European countries. (Side note: I could use a refresher course in geography, but I’m solid on Disney. What does that say?)
Now, I realize that many of you may be Very Important, and not have time to participate in silly games. And that’s too bad. But I also know that everyone needs a break from Real Work from time to time, so I’m sharing. Because I’m a giver. So pick your favorite, and see how many whatever-they-ask-fors you can name in the time given, and by all means, share with the group.
You won’t be sorry.
Unless your boss catches you.