Posted by: Peter Scott | April 18, 2005

Bedroom games

Do you read in bed? In the Pete_S household we have a few books dotted around the bedroom, the odd piece of fiction, some books on philosophy, travel and the like. But pride of place is the two-volume Shorter Oxford Dictionary. No we don’t read it, in the sense of ‘cover to cover’ but we do use it, especially at the dead of night.

 

Yes, our bedroom games are word games: obscure words, unusual meanings and our favourite, guess the etymology. The only downside to these games is that I am the one who has to get out of bed, turn the light on, look up the word – when was the last time she did this? Never

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