Ma-nip-u-late- to control or influence somebody or something in an ingenious or devious way
Have you ever lived with anyone who will rarely finish a sentence? Cody does this and it makes me absolutely bonkers. I have always chalked it up to being another "autistic thing", but yesterday, as I sat down to watch television with Cody, I was enlightened.
Cody sat comfortably in his recliner while I flipped through the channels, reading the program options to him. He wanted to watch $100,000 Pyramid, so I left it on GSN and cozied up on the sofa with Katelyn's laptop. Not until I heard the players give clues to one another did I realized that Cody has been leaving off the end of his sentences in an attempt to imitate the game. From his voice inflection to the way he says "uh-huh' and "yes" when someone finishes the end of a sentence for him, Cody has been playing his rendition of "Pyramid". He is the giver and those willing to converse with him are the receivers.
The difference between Dick Clark's $100,000 Pyramid and Cody's game is...
#1- People on television are aware they are playing!
#2- They have a chance to win $100,000! Cody's team players, on the other hand, are SOL.