For Rhetoric Formal Logic: I asked students to “invent a stipulative definition for the word “ploff” (See Introductory Logic, Exercise 1, #4, Exercise 1). Each student put their all into this and their answers were spectacular, diverse, and yes! funny. Answers like… (I had to share these with you) …
Ellie: “Ploff”—when someone decides to squander their money by purchasing unnecessary objects.
Jacob: “Ploff”—it means to say “I’m better than you.”
Alejandro: “Ploff”—a not so loud sound like an explosion but a little quieter.
Aliyah: “Ploff”—A stew or gumbo of a darker color.
Christopher: “Ploff”—Directed excess and distraction clouding the truth.
Emma: “Ploff”—the art of sledding into an upright pole.
Sebastian: “Ploff”—Put on “Ploff” or deodorant.