It’s a Mad,Mad, Mad, Mad Lib!

Hello, loves! Suze here. So glad to see you.

Today’s post is just for fun. Did you love Mad Libs as a kid? I did, and I still do. So how about we do a romance version? No reading through to the end of this post or your Mad Lib won’t be as good! Here’s how it works:

Write down a word, romance-y or silly, for each of the following entries:

  1. noun
  2. body part
  3. verb
  4. noun
  5. noun
  6. past tense verb
  7. verb
  8. plural noun
  9. plural noun
  10. emotion
  11. past tense verb
  12. past tense verb
  13. adverb (yay! you get to use adverbs, guilt free!)
  14. adverb (yay! another one!)
  15. body part
  16. body part
  17. verb
  18. verb
  19. plural verb
  20. noun

Got your words? Great! Now take them and plug them into the following paragraph from a classic novel. Sorry, all you purists out there! I mean no disrespect to Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy–well, maybe only a little. But it’s a loving kind of disrespect.

Elizabeth, feeling all the more than common ___1___ and anxiety of his ___2___, now forced herself to speak; and immediately, though not very fluently, gave him to ___3___ that her ___4___ had undergone so material a change, since the ___5___ to which he ___6___, as to make her ___7___ with gratitude and ___8___ his present ___9___. The ___10___ which this reply produced, was such as he had probably never ___11___ before; and he ___12___ himself on the occasion as ___13___ and as ___14___ as a man violently in love can be supposed to do. Had Elizabeth been able to encounter his ___15___, she might have seen how well the expression of heartfelt delight, diffused over his ___16___, became him; but, though she could not ___17___, she could ___18___, and he told her of ___19___, which, in proving of what importance she was to him, made his ___20___ more valuable.

How’d it come out? How about sharing your “creation” in the comments section? Have a lovely day, Scribelings!

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6 thoughts on “It’s a Mad,Mad, Mad, Mad Lib!”

  1. i must have gone through hundreds of mad libs booklets when I was a kid. I loved those things!Mine was a bust and made absolutely no sense this time though. I guess I’ve lost my touch. But it was fun playing! Thanks, Suze.

    1. Oh, well, maybe this wasn’t the best passage to practice writing a Mad Lib on :) Next time I’ll choose something with a little more action!

  2. You are all way ahead of me. I have never done a Mad Lib, but I can see how they would be fun and educational. I actually tried to fill in those words, but alas, to no avail. Suze, please tell me a plural noun after the word “his.” It would be a good exercise for me, but I would actually have to research the words. Thanks for the challenge.

    1. The fun in a Mad Lib is that when you’re thinking of your words, you don’t actually know how they will be used in the paragraph. So you might choose “tomato” for one of your nouns, and then in the last sentence Mr. Darcy would have a very valuable tomato, and you’d have a very funny sentence. It’s just silliness!

    1. Ha! Most of ours end up with some kind of disgusting bodily function and/or oozing medical condition. :)

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