Friday, January 18, 2008

Quotes of the day- Gender stereotypes edition

The scene: Post-dinner at a friend's house, playing Taboo (if you aren't familiar with it, basically you have to get your team member to guess a word without saying the top five words associated with it- e.g., get them to guess "Frequent Flier" without saying "airline", "plane", "miles", "travel" or "discount")-- boys vs. girls.


The players: The Duke, myself, female friend (cleverly deemed Girl) and male friend (cleverly deemed Boy).

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Boy: New England's quarterback's name with the last syllable taken off!

The Duke: Uh...Braid!

Boy: Yes!

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A few minutes later...

Me: What a princess rides!

Girl (without missing a beat): A unicorn!

Me: Right!

Boy: How on earth did you get that so fast?

Girl: There really are only two options to what a princess rides... a unicorn or a Pegasus.

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Could we be anymore stereotypical?

38 comments:

ttcmb said...

That is hilarious. I don't think I would've got unicorn. First thing I thought of was horse.

thestoryofagirl said...

Oh wow. We play Taboo, too!! You and the Duke should come over, and we'll invite B's sister and her boyfriend. And it will be the best boys vs girls game EVER.

And I love the unicorn thing. Love. I would've totally gotten it too, but 'Girl' lost me on the Pegasus.

brandy said...

That made me laugh. I like to think that I would have got the Tom Brady one too though. But probably only because he's in US Weekly all the time with Giselle. Damn. I am such a girl.

Clueless Cat said...

LoL, that's awesome. I love Taboo! And Cranium. :)

All Mod Cons said...

I would've gone for "Dopey". Everyone knows he's the secret casanova of Fairytale Land.

Ant said...

*slaps forehead*

Makes me think of that scene in Trainspotting where the guys are bitching about their respective women and the girls are doing the same about the men. When both sets are asked what they've been talking about the responses are instant:

"Shopping!"

"Football!"

Therapeutic Ramblings said...

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You: What a princess rides!

Me: A prince!
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Makes sense, no?

Maxie said...

I love that.

I am seriously in LOVE with taboo. But I get so competitive about it. It's kinda crazy, lol.

Yoda said...

Hahahahaha! You guys crack my shit up. I suck at Taboo though!

lspoon said...

OMG I would have said Pegasus too! That is awesome!

lspoon said...

And by Pegasus, I mean Unicorn...I'm tired. :)

Deutlich said...

hahahahaha, I love it!

autobiographyofmyfeet said...

hahaha! I would've had to guess a white pony instead of a unicorn, but that would have been my second guess...

nicoleantoinette said...

Haha I love Taboo! Minus that I get way too into it and people have been known to lose eyes...

PrincessPolly said...

I'm a princess and i never get to ride a unicorn or Pegasus. I'm quite depressed now. :(

Surfergrrl said...

Something on your mind Princess? :)

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

hahaahah that's pretty awesome, I would've said...."a prince?"

Jess said...

But see, that's the good side of stereotypes. The fun side. But I would have gotten the braid and not the unicorn, and I'm a girl. So there we go.

distractedspunk said...

I wouldn't have gotten either. But to be fair, I did just wake up approximately six minutes ago. My brain hasn't started functioning yet. Hilarious, though.

libby said...

ok a) i looove taboo. b) that is hilarious!!

i had a friend who would always be on a team with her bf. and all their clues were like:

your aunt marg's housewarming gift!

and they'd ALWAYS GET IT. srsly. they'd always win. bah!

Wendy said...

Heh, I've never played Taboo but it sounds fun.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE that game! My boyfriend and I on the same team are KILLERS!

Rohiddryn said...

I love Taboo! My brother and I are unbeatable at that game. We've been known to get six or seven cards in one turn. Although, I have to say that I would never have gotten unicorn.

Beth said...

I LOVE playing that game paired with another female! So in sync - always win...

NamesAreHardToPick said...

That is one of those games that confirms how well you know your friends. The quicker you know someone, the easier it is.

ana said...

hahaha love it!

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

I certainly wouldn't have come up with unicorn.

Camel maybe.

Joanne said...

HAHAHA. I've never played Taboo with boys vs. girls (it was always a random mix)....must try it next time. ;)

Patty said...

LOL The last time I played taboo we all ended up on the floor in hysterics over it!

Maithri said...

Hahahahahahahah

What a princess rides?

a prince

Yes, I too am a gender stereotype ;) lol

Lots of love to you my friend, m

Airam said...

This was cute! I love to play Taboo as well.

Katana said...

Lol, oh, yes! Of course a princess rides a unicorn. DUH! Lol. That or the princess was riding a prince...

Andrea said...

True taboo clue giving in my past.
Me: What I talk about all the time.
Partner:cheese
Me: no the other thing.
Partner: Sex
Me:Yes!

I mean...really.

"Princess Consuela Banana-Hammock" said...

taboo is amazing. especially when playing with good friends who can finish your sentences. its sick really. how we know the answers to the way they ask the questions. haha i loved it. great post. and since its raining over here lately i think i'll dust off my taboo game and call over the homies!

eric1313 said...

No, it coulodn't be worse.

I'm stereotypically bad, too. My fidgeting energy works out for many healthy stereotypical reasons.
;)

I'm still in the cracktastick land of dial up. Thanks for the concern and all. Of course, it's a pleasure to catch up with you, my friend.

Valerie said...

K and I kick ASS at Taboo!

K: "Sam's dad has a really sweet one of these"

Me: "Moustache!"

Arielle said...

Hilarious. Love it.

the frog princess said...

Haha, classic!

Funny, my clues in games like this are almost always of a sexual nature...

...and my friends always get the answer.

Instantly.