Saturday, 7 February 2009

Duel with Scrabble

I have been exploring the aspect of scrabble. Not that I am much of a word person. Though I am planning to increase my vocabulary or at least improve it. With the current usage of abbreviations I think it is a tough task ahead.

I think the most obvious dilemma is when you have 5 ‘I’s a ‘V’ and ‘F’. in such a scenario making a word seems a nightmare. The next question arises which is the right word. According to me, “UR’ is a perfectly valid word. Both I and my friends know the word but scrabble disagrees. Scrabble suggested BIOTITE (which is supposedly mica) but MS Aord disagrees, so now you know my problem. Besides I can’t still understand how to exchange my tiles. The scoring for me definitely lacks on numerous accounts.

I guess I will try building my score on HAT and PAT. Till next time when I can conjure up a long word to show off my new found talent.

26 Comments:

Blogger Senorita said...

@ LV... me the first...

well my options... if you can find a hanging "E"...would be FIVE... if you find a hanging "W" would be WIFE :P

Also never heard of the MS Aord... new word processing program, what ??

7 February 2009 at 22:15  
Blogger Nav said...

You can play scrabble online on facebook.you are sure to learn a lot of high scoring strategies there

9 February 2009 at 19:08  
Blogger Tarun said...

Sen that's MS Word. LV you and at loss of words. I can't believe it.

9 February 2009 at 23:36  
Blogger LV said...

@ Sen: you quoting a hypothetical scenario of me geeting an 'E' (my fav letter). Too much Scrabble ruins ones spelling skills(Proof - MS Aord)

@ Nav: Strategies huh, technology and me don't work together. We end up confusing each other.

@ Tarun: As always my saviour, thanks for clarifying the major doubt on MS Aord. With you around I am always at a loss for words coz you never allow me to speak (hehehehe)

10 February 2009 at 03:52  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

scrabble he he he...my mom bought the normal board game when i was in primary i tried for a while and found it bit too much for my small brain so dumped it somewhere and pretended to my mom that I left it in her room and she is the one who lost it ;)...I have never played the game till date...but after reading this i am gonna get a scrabble board soon...

14 February 2009 at 22:11  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: I should say try it, but the recent migraines i have been getting suggests otherwise. I think the fun is in challenging the words created by others. Let me know how was your duel with scrabble

15 February 2009 at 10:08  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@LV

The problem with me playing the scrabble is i tend to create new words and try to prove its right by giving weird analysis...for instance once at college,

I had Champagne (Non-Alcoholic, OC Champagne given at Spencer’s Plaza for some promotion) and was bragging about it to a girl, (I am not very good with english during college days as i did my schooling in tamil medium)

ME: I had CHAMP-INE (pronounced it exactly like this) yesterday
She: Its not CHAMPINE Arun, its SHAMP-INE(the actual pronunciation)
Me:No you are wrong if its Alcoholic then its called SHAMPINE, if its Non-Alcoholic its called CHAMPINE :P

so i guess i will give migraine to scrabble board..

15 February 2009 at 14:47  
Blogger LV said...

@ lancelot: Good, you will be compared against Bushism.

16 February 2009 at 08:23  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

may be u shud tell BUSH that he will be compared with ARUNISM...

16 February 2009 at 15:25  
Blogger LV said...

@ lancelot: I think he was here first.

17 February 2009 at 00:00  
Blogger Lancelot said...

he may be here first but yet to overtake me...

17 February 2009 at 00:27  
Blogger LV said...

high hopes

17 February 2009 at 03:22  
Blogger Lancelot said...

of course...thats Lancelot for you :)

17 February 2009 at 18:11  
Blogger LV said...

@ lancelot: Khoda pahad nikla chuhua (rat)

18 February 2009 at 00:06  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

I refer you to Vin's blog for my hindi expertise...for sample EK GAON MEIN EK KISSAN RAGHU THATHA... (this is just for starters hope you don't want to see the main course :P)

19 February 2009 at 01:44  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: I have heard abt ur hindi from other sources too, u r famous

19 February 2009 at 23:42  
Blogger Lancelot said...

I see so youa re having spies on me...eh???dont u know i am the greatest spy in the world and my call no is 007??

19 February 2009 at 23:43  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot: dont u know that 007 is replaceable, we moved from Pierce to Daniel Craig right

20 February 2009 at 01:34  
Blogger Lancelot said...

oh i will tell u the secret they are my dummy fake trials to divert the villains from following the actual 007- the ISI/AGMARK branded 007 is me :P

20 February 2009 at 01:35  
Blogger LV said...

@ Lancelot : Fortunately for us the fake ones came in a better model :)

20 February 2009 at 02:52  
Blogger Lancelot said...

@ LV

thats what you people were made to believe yaar... Your Ignorance is actually bliss for us...

22 February 2009 at 15:17  
Blogger LV said...

I prefer to live in ignorance

23 February 2009 at 07:35  
Blogger Lancelot said...

TO MY SELF

JAI HO...

23 February 2009 at 15:50  
Blogger LV said...

I m sure u are the only one singing it

24 February 2009 at 02:40  
Blogger Lancelot said...

of course what- if I dont sing for myself then no one will sing for me :P

24 February 2009 at 06:54  
Blogger Lancelot said...

hey the last one is ya 25th comment... :)

24 February 2009 at 06:55  

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