Word Play [repost]


“Fifty points, ha!” Emma chortled exuberantly.

Qi?” Trevor said. “That’s not a word.”

Emma pushed the Scrabble dictionary at him. “Is too. Look it up. But if you lose the challenge, you lose your turn.”

“Fine, take your points,” Trevor huffed. “But I’m googling it anyway. Oh geez, Chinese life force, usually spelled c-h-i. No wonder I didn’t know it. That’s not a normal English word.”

“Trev, you can’t cling forever to your old-fashioned ideas of what’s normal. Qi is a perfectly cromulent word.”

Trev rolled his eyes and played “bitch,” but it was worth only 12 points.


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21 responses to “Word Play [repost]

  1. I looked up cromulent and this is what I found.

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  2. Thank you! Very edifying post. I just added cromulent to my personal vocabulary, after reading about its origin. Not sure about embiggen.

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  3. Great short story Paula 🙂

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  4. I had to chuckle reading this one. 😀

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  5. Haha! Playing scrabble keeps one updated on new words added to the dictionary

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  6. Lol! I think this is so funny! 😀

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  7. Nice punchline.

    Last time I played Scrabble with my parents, I actually wanted to play ‘qi’, but I wasn’t sure if it was allowed, or if my parents would let me (we don’t have a Scrabble dictionary).

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  8. I wonder if beeyotch is in the dictionary. That would bring in a few more points.

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  9. Now that’s a fun scrabble game

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