A couple of months ago I reported on my delight in discovering a new way to procrastinate–computer Scrabble. Imagine how my heart rejoiced this morning when I read in the paper that Scrabble has now recognized new words!
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve used words in the game only to have the decidedly unimaginative referee whisk my tiles away. But now, perhaps, I stand a chance of winning . There are 41 new three-letter words, including def, vid, duh, and app. There are 289 new five-letter words including skank, 540 new six-letter words (doodoo, doowop); 901 new seven-letter words, among them suckier and ziplock, and 1,333 eight-letter words, including snarfing and snarkily. (Oh, my!)
Don’t forget those words that use Q without a U: faqir, qat, qaid, qanat, qindar, qintar, qivut, qoph, qwerty, sheqel, suq, and tranq.
Finally, every Scrabble player needs to know two-letter words, particularly those which use the high-point letters x and z: qi, az, fe, ki, and oi.
Now, if only I can find a way to teach my old computer game new tricks . . .