Ku Klux Klan and Scattegories

In a previous post, I mentioned how my family loves to pick on each other. Greg also likes to pick on ME, so he fits right in.

One time, Greg and I were playing Scattergories with my family. Scattergories is a game that consists of a list of 12 categories. A letter die is rolled. Whatever letter the die lands on is the letter each player must use to come up with 1 example of a word that starts with that letter for each of the 12 categories. Only one answer per category is allowed. For instance, if the letter is G and one of the categories is Foreign City, you could write down Geneva. The goal is to think of answers that the other players will not, because duplicates are marked out at the end of the slotted time period. For each remaining answer, one point is scored. Points are good. Another strategy is to think of answers that contain two or more words that both start with the letter. So if the letter was M and the category was cartoon character, you could put Mickey Mouse and score 2 points if no one else had it as their answer.

Well, back to the story. We were playing Scattergories with my family. The letter was K and one of the categories was Persons in Uniform. Thinking I was pretty clever, I came up with Ku Klux Klan. Three points.

When we were reading our answers after the time was up, Greg stopped me as I was reading my Ku Klux Klan and stated, “Is that how you wrote it down? It is Klu Klux Klan, not Ku Klux Klan.”

Well, my family immediately picked up on this taunt and joined in. I still insisted that I had it right, but no one believed me and everyone took Greg’s side and enjoyed teasing me about my “mistake.”

Fast-forward a few weeks. I don’t remember for sure how we found out the correct spelling of Ku Klux Klan, but I think it may have been when we were playing Scattergories with Greg’s family. Lo and behold, I had been correct and Greg was wrong.

Isn’t it just great how my family instantly took Greg’s side in the teasing, when it turns out I was correct all along? It is like a pack of wolves hunting for sustenance. They see a supposed weakness and all attack at once. Hehe. But let the record stand that I was right!

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1 Response

  1. okayy…this has nothing to do with the details of the Ku Klux Klan…

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