Calah and I have been watching seasons of The Amazing Race. Now we’re on in Season 7, and there’s an episode in Argentina where they have to ride horses. They keep saying, “Horsing around,” and all I can think about is:
Yesterday I missed DOWNWIND. I had a high school teacher who repeatedly made the joke: “What did Louis XVI say when he was told he peasants are revolting? ‘Stand upwind, and you won’t notice!'” French Revolution jokes can be funny the first time, they get funny again at the 135th time. If you are questioning me about that, try it! The people around you will make you believe.
HOODOO: A religion practiced in parts of the Caribbean and the southern US and characterized by sorcery and spirit possession; voodoo.
WIDOWHOOD: The state or period of being a widow or widower.
Final score: 14 words for 68 points.
Genius minimum: 68 points.
First word: RURAL.