By Coco Shellim
Odd man out.
I’m sitting here with a blank brain desperately trying to come up with a topic to write this scab about. At the same time I also have on my to-do list: practice a De Bono lateral thinking exercise- praying randy the randomiser doesn’t land on me tomorrow morning. So I thought why not kill two birds and combine the two. In this scab I am going to learn the exercise of ‘odd man out’. The aim of this is to find out of four words the odd one out. This also means being able to link the other three in some way together. This was one of the exercises I found more challenging so I thought it would be a good one to practice.
Using an online random word generator, my four words are…
Feel, mole, skin and clear.
1. The odd one out is feel, as it is the only verb.
2. The odd one out is feel, the other three could all be used to describe a person’s skin.
3. The odd one out is clear, the other three could all be used to describe a person – people can feel, some people have moles and they all have skin
4. Mole is the odd one out, it’s the only word you can’t add an -ing on the end and for it to make sense.
The next four random words are:
Rare, fox, miss, bathtub
1. Miss is the odd one out- all the others could be red.. red meat is rare, foxes are reddish and you could have red bubbles in a bathtub
2. Rare is the odd one out- all the other three are common things to see in London. (Miss being a woman who isn’t married- not Mrs)
3. Rare is the odd one out because it’s the only thing you couldn’t use for transport. You could ride a fox, get a piggy back from a miss or add wheels to a bathtub and drive it.
The last four words are:
Slip, mouth, bike, hike,
1. Mouth is the odd one out – because you can be riding your bike on your hike and slip in the mud.
2. Mouth is the odd one out- all of the others count as exercise biking and hiking and when you slip you use muscles to stabilise yourself
3. Mouth – its the only word which doesn’t have an ‘I’ in them
4. Mouth is the odd one out, because the others could all be talking about uphill or downhill.
5. Hike is the odd word out- you could be on a bike riding past the mouth of a river and wearing a slip.