The shorthand game

I am currently sharing an office with a woman who can write shorthand. So this morning I invented The Shorthand Game, wherein one scribbles random shorthandesque symbols on a piece of paper and asks a shorthand expert what they say.

The following conversation took place:

[Showing random symbol] "What does this say?"
"Nothing."
[Showing another random symbol] "And this?"
"Nothing."
[Showing another random symbol] "And this?"
"…It looks remarkably like 'And thank you'."
[Showing another random symbol] "And this?"
"Oh my goodness!"
"What does it say?"
"I'm not telling you."
"What does it say?"
"It says 'Tits'."

By Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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