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The Tie That Binds

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hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: November 27th, 2007 03:19 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Intersections

I love the "nonwool" and "tweed" intersection! That's scrabble poetry.

Too bad "quiet" would not have enough room to intersect with "riot."

"Moot" and "try" is also pretty great.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 27th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

And there's a "qi" and two "ki", all of which mean the same thing, more or less.

Scrabble poetry can be sublime.

We should play. . .
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: November 27th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

We should! I am traditionally crap at the game, but who knows...maybe I would pull something out?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

You never know. The online interface is a great equalizer.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: November 28th, 2007 11:08 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

Let's do it! I added the program. Now I have to figure out how to invite you.
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: November 28th, 2007 11:19 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

Oh BOOO! I won't be able to play this at work. The computer nazis, here, don't give users admin rights and I don't have the latest version of flash on my machine.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

Nazis!
hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: November 28th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Intersections

It makes me giggle, though. You should see all the crap they have running at startup. All programs for monitering computer usage, spyware, software updates, and CPU performance. All of that stuff, however, makes my machine so slow that sometimes it takes about ten minutes for my Outlook to load.

HA HA HA HA!

Their equiptment is "safe," I tell you. Safe from ever being used!
From: babyiwasshot Date: November 27th, 2007 07:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
One player lets an opponent's dubious word slide, knowing that he will be able to lay down a dubious word of his own at a later point in the game; if the opponent objects when he does this, he can respond by saying "hey, I let you slide with 'qi,' so you need to let me slide right now." Similar exchanges repeat ad infinitum, until a significant fraction of the words on the board are dubious and contingent; the truth becomes uncertain; the rules of the game either no longer exist in praxis, or have no practical basis.

This might be a convenient analogy for the fashion in which the federal government conducts day-to-day business.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 03:31 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I'm in agreement in principle, though I don't play words I can't define. All the words in this game passed the online validation system, for what that's worth. Not much, I suppose, since there are some seriously odd words allowed by it.
jstgerma From: jstgerma Date: November 27th, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

Scrabble isn't the same without challenges. You can try out words to see if they'll be accepted without any risk! Bollocks.

My brother and I used to play with the rule that you could only use words you could define. But you could make up definitions and the other person had to decide whether you were BSing. It was a lot more fun that way.
From: e4q Date: November 28th, 2007 03:20 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

at home we also allow lowland scots.

i like sowpods instead of the twl because in my view you can never have too many two letter words. what is annoying is you can have any amount of ki but no wu.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

"You got peanut butter in my chocolate!"

"So what. You got wu in my ki!"
From: e4q Date: November 28th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

hahahahahahaha!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

Thanks!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 28th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

I have been a purist myself. I still only play words that I know. But it's impossible to be competitive with someone who uses those Scrabble-only two-letter words unless you resort to the same technique. Anyway, though I prefer in-person Scrabble, I am getting back in game-playing shape on Facebook and connecting with friends in the process, so I'm happy.
masoo From: masoo Date: November 30th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Scrabulous, schmabulous ...

It's not Scrabble, it's Scrabulous!

As Charlie noted, none of the words are BS. In fact, the Scrabulous screen includes a helpful list of every possible 2-letter word.

I am a poor Scrabble player. Scrabulous, though ... it tests your skills at bending rules and allows all manner of covert chicanery. Once both players realize that, it comes down to who got what tiles ... IOW, Scrabulous is all luck, unlike Scrabble, which takes skills I don't have.
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