Friday 5 for June 24: Scattergories, Part 6

Hello, and welcome to this week’s Friday 5! Please copy these questions to your webspace. Answer the questions there; then leave a comment below so we’ll all know where to check out your responses. Please don’t forget to link us from your website!

It’s the fourth Friday in June, which means it’s time for our annual Scattergories Five! My favorite Five of the year! (Yes; we’ve done them on the third Friday in June the past few years, but the fourth works better for me).

We first did them in 2009, and revisited them in 2012, in 2013, in 2014, and last year. If you never did those, and if these five questions seem not to be enough, feel free to add those questions to this week’s.

This week’s 5 is inspired by the party game Scattergories, in which players have to think of items, all beginning with the same letter, in several categories. For example, if the die is rolled and shows the letter T, players might have to name a soft drink, a farm animal, a river, and a U.S. President, all beginning with T. Valid answers might be Tab, turkey, Tennessee, and Tyler.

First, go to this nifty online random-letter generator. Set the “number of random letter sequences to generate” to 1. Set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 1. Leave the “letters to choose from” how it is and click the button. You’ll get a rather non-dramatic one letter. Use that letter to begin all your answers to the 5 questions below.  If you’d like to avoid difficult letters, feel free to change the “letters to choose from” list.  I’ll only judge you a little bit.  🙂

Alternately, if you find that boring, you could set the “length of each random letter sequence” to 5, thereby giving you five letters, a different one for each question.

What random letter was generated by the online random-letter generator (this doesn’t really count as one of your five questions)?

  1. What brand or model of car, whose name begins with the letter, would you like to get?
  2. What summer activity, whose name begins with the letter, are you looking forward to?
  3. What’s an item in your desk whose name begins with the letter?
  4. What’s something, whose name begins with the letter, that you find frightening?
  5. If you had to get a tattoo on your upper arm, what’s something whose name begins with the letter that you could live with?

Thanks for participating.  This week marks not only my favorite Friday 5 of the year, but the conclusion of our tenth year of doing this.  Next week’s five questions will mark the occasion.  Here’s to ten more years!

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