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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Similes for a fun Christmas Game





If you remember, this game was demonstrated in many film versions of “A Christmas Carol” (Scrooge) where the host says the first part and the contestants respond accordingly. “As tight as a …” Drum - not Scrooge.
So, if you have a large crowd coming for an extended period of time, this may be a fun idea to try this Christmas.


Begin with “As” . . .


ALIKE as two peas in a pod.
BALD as a coot.
BIG as a bus, an elephant.
BITTER as gall, soot.
BLACK as ink, as a coal, as a crow, as pitch, as a chimney sweep.
BLIND as a bat, a beetle, a mole.
BLUNT as a hedge-hook.
BOLD as brass.
BRAVE as a lion.
BRIGHT as a button, a new pin, as silver.
BRITTLE as glass.
BROWN as a berry
BUSY as a bee, a beaver, as a cat on a hot tin roof.
CALM as a millpond.
CHATTER like a jay.
CLEAN as a whistle.
CLEAR as a bell, as crystal, the day, as mud.
COLD as a cucumber, as ice, as a frog, as charity.
COMMON as dirt.
CROOKED than a barrel of snakes.
CROSS as the tongs, as two sticks.
CUNNING as a fox.
DARK as pitch [pitch-dark].
DEAD as a door-nail, the dodo.
DEAF as a post.
DIFFERENT as chalk from cheese.
DRUNK as a sailor, lord.
DRY as a bone, as dust.
DULL as dishwater.
DUMB than a bucket of doorknobs.
EASY as A.B.C., as apple-pie.
FAIR as a lily.
FALSE as hell.
FANCIFUL as modern science.
FAT as a pig, as a porpoise.
FIT as a fiddle.
FLAT as a flounder, as a pancake.
FLEET as the wind, as a racehorse.
FREE as a bird, the air.
FRESH as a daisy.     
GAY as a lark.
GENTLE as a lamb.
GOOD as gold.
GREEN as grass.
HAPPY as a lark.
HARD as nails, as iron, as a flint.
HARMLESS as a dove.
HEAVY as lead.
HOARSE as a hog, as a raven.
HELPLESS as a babe.
HOLLOW as a drum.
HOT as an oven, as a coal, as fire, as hell.
HUNGRY as a wolf, a bear, a hunter.
INNOCENT as a lamb.
LARGE as life.
LIGHT as a feather, as air, as day.
LIMP as a glove.
LOUD as thunder.
MAD as a hatter, as a hornet.
MERRY as a grig, as a cricket.
MILD as Moses, as milk.
NEAT as wax, as a new pin.
NUTTY as a fruitcake.
OBSTINATE as a mule, a pig.
OLD as the hills, as Methuselah.
PALE as a ghost, as death.
PATIENT as Job.
PLAIN as day, a pikestaff.
PLAYFUL as a kitten.
PLEASED as punch.
PLUMP as a partridge.
POOR as dirt, a rat, as a church mouse, as Job.
PROUD as a peacock, as Lucifer.
PURE as the driven snow.
QUICK as a wink, as lightning, as silver.
QUIET as a church mouse.
RED as blood, as a fox, a rose, a brick.
ROUGH as a corncob, as a nutmeg-grater.
ROUND as an orange, a ball.
RUDE as a bear.
SAFE as horses, as the bank (of England), as the stocks (stock market).
SAVAGE as a bear, as a tiger, as a bear with a sore head.
SCARCE as hen's teeth.
SHARP as a tack, a razor, a needle.
SICK as a dog, a cat, a horse, a toad, a parrot.
SILENT as the dead, the grave.
SLEEP like a top.
SLIPPERY as an eel.
SLOW as a snail, as a tortoise.
SLY as a fox.
SMOOTH as silk, as a baby’s butt.
SNUG as a bug in a rug.
SOBER as a judge.
SOFT as silk, as velvet, as soap.
SOLID as a rock, the ground we stand on.
SOUND as a bell, a roach.
SOUR as vinegar, as verjuice.
STARE like a stuck pig.
STEADY as a rock, as Old Time.
STIFF as a board, a poker.
STINGY as old Scrooge.
STRAIGHT as an arrow.
STRONG as an ox, as iron, as a horse, as brandy.
STUBBORN as a mule.
STURDY as an oak.
SURE as a gun, as fate, as death and taxes.
SURLY as a bear.
SWEET as sugar.
SWIFT as lightning, as the wind, as an arrow.
TALL as a giraffe.
THICK as hops.
THIN as a rake, a lath, as a whipping-post.
TIGHT as a drum.
TIMID as a rabbit.
TOUGH as nails, as leather, as old boots.
TRUE as the Gospel.
VAIN as a peacock.
WARM as a toast.
WEAK as water, as a kitten.
WELCOME as a skunk at a lawn party.
WET as a fish.
WHITE as a ghost, as the driven snow, as milk, as a swan, as a sheet, as chalk.
WISE as an owl, a serpent, as Solomon.
YELLOW as a guinea, as gold, as saffron.

1 comment:

Amish Stories said...

Id like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas, and to thank you so much for being a reader on my blog. Richard