3 years ago
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Question of the Day #819
A few months ago, my friend, D, and I were playing Scrabble when I felt around the box for my list of acceptable two letter words.
"What is that?" D asked.
"It's a list of two letter words."
"You can do that!" His eyes widened.
"Can't do what?"
"Use a list of acceptable words. That's cheating!"
"Oh c'mon, are you serious?" I asked.
"Of course I'm serious. That's it! I'm calling The Scrabble Commission!" He threw his hands up as his face broke into a big smile.
We burst out laughing. And I continued to giggle over "The Scrabble Commission" for hours.
Since then, I did learn that there is a National Scrabble Association and a whole lot of debate around using a list of two letter words. During other games, some opponents have been equally offended by the use of such an aid. But just a few days ago, when J and I played and I found that my two letter word list was missing, (Perhaps confiscated by The Scrabble Commission?) she told me to go, "Print that sucker up."
So, how do you feel about using an acceptable two letter word list while playing Scrabble? Do you stick to all the serious rules or bend them just a little?