I don’t know why I never learned to speak in code with my friends. The closest I ever got was Holly Golly, a spelling code that I thought was remarkably secretive and remarkably cool.
Holly Golly takes at least 2 people who know the code. Player A indicates the start and end of a round by asking, “Holly Golly?” Player B replies, “Holly Golly!”
- Snap or clap for the vowels: a = 1 snap, e = 2 snaps, i = 3 snaps, o = 4 snaps, and u = 5 snaps
- Random sentences for the consonants. The sentence simply has to start with the letter you want.
Player A does all of that.
Player B listens and mentally spells out the word or phrase. At the end of the round, Player B amazes the listening crowd by saying aloud the word or phrase Player A “said”.
Fun, yes? Oh, I must have entertained my friends for hours on the way to and from fieldtrips!
Odd, though: none of those friends remember Holly Golly.
Oooh, I’m-a go remind them! Yoo-hoo….!