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charades

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  • n  player acts out a phrase for others to guess
  • n  a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  • n  a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades

  • These were no ordinary picnics: one digital version of charades, for example, had teams competing to send numerical messages using smoke-signal machines, in which the winners .
  • The visits typically include charades, singing, board games although now that the Obamas are making use of the White House bowling alley and pool table, the other families .
  • She is Christmas carols in the snow, a companion by the fire, a laughing clown at charades, a girl to read poetry to on a cold winter's night.
News & Articles

  • Snooping metadata is legal
    The debate about the NSA spying program feels like a bad game of charades. Members of Congress and leaders of three-letter agencies keep saying how much they welcome public debate about spying, then immediately regretting that they're unable to talk in public about it. Winks and ear pulls follow.
    June 17, 2013 - MSN
  • Big Brother may not be listening, but he's watching: Why metadata snooping is legal
    The debate about the NSA spying program feels like a bad game of charades. Members of Congress and leaders of three-letter agencies keep saying how much they welcome public debate about spying, then immediately regretting that they're unable to talk in public about it. Winks and ear pulls follow. But one phrase has permeated the discussion over and over.“Nobody is listening to your phone calls ...
    June 15, 2013 - NBC NEWS
Quotes

  • President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in International Herald Tribune
    In announcing the end of the emergency Friday, Arroyo said, "It is important for our political opponents and the opportunists to stop this nuisance to our economy and embarrassment to the Philippines caused by these useless charades."
  • Harry Reid in The Hill (blog)
    Somewhere along the line, throughout these charades, this job-creating, tax-cutting, loophole-closing bill has become a political football and that is really too bad,Reid said in comments on the Senate floor. "The debate is focused on...
  • Mel Brooks in San Jose Mercury News
    One is the charades scene, when Dr. Frankenstein is being choked to death by the Monster. Igor finally gets his meaning and shouts 'Sedagive! Give him a sedagive!',says Brooks. "The second scene is when the Monster stumbles into the poor...

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