Hey everyone! I have another fun word game that doesn’t seem to have been played yet here, called the context game. It relies entirely on the English language being as gloriously broken as it is, and words having different - even opposite - meanings based on anything from an (in)appropriately placed comma through to colloquialisms that entirely destroy the obvious meaning of the sentence.
“Let’s eat Grandpa!” and “Let’s eat, Grandpa!” is an example of a comma changing the context substantially. “Fire at will!” could either be fire when you want to, or shoot someone called Will (please, don’t).
I shall start with one that is both funny, and causes infinite confusion by being nothing like what it sounds like:
“Can I bum a fag” - colloquial for “can I have a cigarette”: bum as in hobo as in asking for free, and fag as in cigarette, for reasons only people in the South know (“tab” is the lingo up here).