What's the point?

10th October 2003 at 01:00
Bored with endless meetings? Then try playing the word game, a variation on buzz-word bingo.

This sneaky invention involves a small group of participants within a larger meeting. The miscreants agree to slip in an unexpected word without raising suspicions. A points system can be used, or even a league table.

We hear of a cabal agreeing over lunch to focus on Italian food in the afternoon session. And so it was that the chair - who was in on it - summed up with the cunning analysis: "This is obviously a complex problem. It's like a spaghetti junction . . ."

She followed up: "That's a knocky (gnocchi) issue we should take time to consider."

They don't have to be in the dictionary and the ruder the word, the more points. Good luck.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar, Buyagift.com, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today