Below are names of cities in the United States that are scrambled.
Some of the names are capitals, and some are large cities. See if you
can unscramble them and then guess what state they are in.
Just for fun!
What do you get when you cross a galaxy with a toad?
First lion: “Every time I eat, I feel sick.”
Second lion: “I know. It’s hard to keep a good man down.”
Why did the golfer wear an extra pair of trousers?
In case he got a hole in one.
What did the picture say to the wall?
“I’ve got you covered.”
Why are pianos so noble?
Because they are either upright or grand.
To the future…
As we cross into the new millen
nium, new words and phrases will
enter into our vocabulary. Below is
a list of words that took on new
meanings in the 1990s. Can you
guess their meanings? Do you think
any of these will survive into the
next century? See if you can
choose the right answer.
Note: Some of these meanings are
not in the standard dictionaries, so
check page 183 for the answers.
Multimedia n.— A. information
overload, B. combination of media,
C. new interpretation, D. TV news
Laptop n.— A. piece of furniture,
B. tray, C. portable computer,
D. small pet.
Megacity n.— city that is: A. large,
B. new, C. ancient, D. abandoned.
Real-time adj.— A. as rapidly as
needed,. B. local, C. unsynco
pated, D. broadcast live.
Digital adj.— A. precise, B. clear.
C. handheld, D. using numbers.
Alternative adj.— A. nontradi
tional, B. mixed, C. suitable,
Internet n.— A. fabric, B. com
puter network, C. satellite, D. spy
Spin doctor n.— A. opinion manip
ulator, B. disc jockey, C. coach, D.
On-line adj.— A. ﬁnancially
sound, B. prerelease, C. longitudi
nal, D. connected.
Transnational adj.— A. from coast
to coast, B. local switching,
C. beyond national boundaries,
Globalize v.— A. equalize,
B. anticipate, C. make worldwide,
Information superhighway n.—
A. computerized trafﬁc control,
B. new school programs, C. space
probes, D. computer communica