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MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 09:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I have been waiting for this for god knows how long. Farewell ILX...

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

so is anyone on there? i just joined

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm on there now.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:29 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

are you donut, alang?

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

no, i'm "alan" (so clever, you see) with a little "horace goes skiing" icon. is that "starry" you starry?

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I just signed up but it totally crashed IE so :(

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:35 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'll try again but I dunno - yes the starry is me then I guess :)

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ok, Alan, I see you now - I challenge you!

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Me me!!

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

blimey! this is doing my head in, two games at the same time. starry play mark, then we're in some awful scrabble-a-trois. both of you be warned, i will not be v quick, as my boss is looming (ahem) over me as my other colleague is out. i have to set up a load of new macs and can't get away with much internet mallarkey.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oo I like the clock icon! OK, two games at once, for the first time in my life......

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Nah sorry guys, it totally crashes IE and I can't do it :(

Sarah (starry), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink


and mark just bingo'ed. gr

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 10:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

mozilla can't take it either :(

actually come to think of it this is good as i have much to do IWL!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

taking yr time, alan?

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

just gone. sorry, i really am busy. i have to build a new image for a stack of new macs, and NOW the head of design's grey g4 has gone tits up and i'm reinstalling the system.

sorry, you are whooping my slow ass, and will win no doubt. i am rubbish

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

well, I shall be disappearing for lunch 12.30ish anyway.

MarkH (MarkH), Friday, 13 December 2002 11:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh no, my best move right now is to play TWO of those dubious 2-letter words. they are perfectly legal by the book, but... and a triple word is involved. the ethics of this are dizzying.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(I'm sorry I may have posted this before)

Here is the official line (taken from a readme from my own scrabble game for RiscOS!)

The valid two-letter words always cause arguments. According to the makers of
the Scrabble® game, there are a 109 2-letter words that are acceptable in the
British English version of their game. Interestingly, though there are only 96
in the North American version, it is not a sub-set: there are 12 extra words
not in the British English version (AB AG AL DE ED ET HM MM OP PE UH YA).

The only significance of the lowercase words is that they are deemed 'commonplace'.

AA rough, cindery lava
AD advertisement
AE one (Scottish)
AH expresses delight
AI three-toed sloth
am form of 'to be'
an indefinite article
as to the same degree
at in the position of
AR the letter 'R'
AW expresses protest
AX cutting tool
AY affirmative vote
BA (Egyptian) eternal soul
be to have actuality
BI a bisexual
BO a pal
by preposition
CH obsolete pronoun
DA Burmese knife
DI plural of deus
do the verb
EA running water
EE eye (Scottish)
EF the letter 'F'
EH expresses doubt
EL elevated railroad
EM the letter 'M'
EN the letter 'N'
ER expresses hesitation
ES the letter 'S'
EX the letter 'X'
FA a tone of the scale
FY interjection
GI judo/karate outfit
go to move along
GU Shetland violin
HA sound of surprise
he male person
hi used as a greeting
HO expresses surprise
ID part of the psyche
if a possibility
in the preposition
IO an interjection
is form of 'to be'
it neuter pronoun
JO sweetheart
KA (Egyptian) spiritual self
KO Maori digging stick
KY cow (Scottish)
LA tone of the scale
LI Chinese unit of distance
LO expresses surprise
MA mother
me personal pronoun
MI tone of the scale
MO a moment
MU a Greek letter
my possessive pronoun
NA no; not
NE born with the name of
no a negative reply
NU a Greek letter
NY archaic 'nigh'
OB an objection
OD a hypothetical force
OE Faeroe Islands whirlwind
of coming from
OH to exclaim in surprise
OI interjection to grab atention
OM a mantra
on the preposition
OO we (Scottish)
or alternative
OS a bone
OU interjection (Scottish)
OW expresses pain
ox the animal
OY expresses dismay
PA father
PH measure of acidity (allowed because the p is lower case!)
PI a Greek letter
PO chamberpot
QI life force
RE a tone of the scale
SH urges silence
SI ti (a tone of the scale)
so sol (a tone of the scale)
ST interjection
TA expresses gratitude
TE alternative spelling of TI
TI a tone of the scale
to in the direction of
UG arouse loathing
UM indicates hesitation
UN one
up to raise
UR interjection
us personal pronoun
UT note in music (archaic)
we pronoun
WO woe
XI a Greek letter
XU Vietnamese currency (apparently)
ye pronoun (archaic)
YO used to call attention
YU precious jade
ZO Himalayan animal

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

selecta. i am off for optician's appt now so won't play for a while...

Alan (Alan), Friday, 13 December 2002 12:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

look out for me on there - i am stove / stove_minion

stevem (blueski), Friday, 13 December 2002 16:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

how the hell do you move letter?

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 13 December 2002 17:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Er, at the risk of sounding like the biggest fool in the universe, do you have to do anything special to see the board? I accepted a challenge and couldn't see a board or any tiles or anything so I hit "In Progress" on my game and got an ODBC error. Hrm. Shame, I might have got as horribly addicted to it as I was to Wordox a year or so ago...

(I should email the admin guy, I guess, but I don't do email so never mind.)

Rebecca (reb), Friday, 13 December 2002 21:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

er, try it again now Rebecca. I just looked at it and its fine. The guy who set it up mentions that it's a beta versh & that there might be bugs.

Just restarted our game from Friday, Alan, if you want to continue....

MarkH (MarkH), Sunday, 15 December 2002 17:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I 5uX0r at scrabble

DG (D_To_The_G), Sunday, 15 December 2002 18:37 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

finish off the game quick (you will win, obv) and we can play again today. i have a much better day today. boss off ill

Alan (Alan), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:50 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I got beat BAD by MarkH, pH34r him

DG (D_To_The_G), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha, I am in the process of finishing game, Alan, but will disappear at 12.30 to our crimbo lunch, so I pH34r the new game will be a game that spans more than one day......

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 16 December 2002 11:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

oh no, bandwidth used up, OH NO! (saved)

Alan (Alan), Monday, 16 December 2002 12:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yes, I just realised that he means you can't challenge anyone to a game anymore. *Sniff!*

MarkH (MarkH), Monday, 16 December 2002 12:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Y'all should try Assuming you don't want to have any free time in your life, obviously.

edward o (edwardo), Thursday, 19 December 2002 11:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Aaaahahahahaha... SCRABBLE-related sports injury!

Aaron W, Friday, 20 December 2002 19:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Hmmmm... on second thought, it's not so funny to deserve an "Aaaaaahahahaha"... maybe just a "Ha!"

Aaron W, Friday, 20 December 2002 20:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
Anyone online fancy a game of this now? I am at a friends house using his powerbook whilst he cooks and makes me wine - powerbooks are odd....

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Oh knobs I can't seem to get any of it working. Oh well. I will SHOUT if I can get this Literati thing going.

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:52 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I tried to follow the original link but it didn't work.

That Girl (thatgirl), Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ooh... - literati, i'm in... beginners lounge four! anyone? anyone? bueller?

sarah in highbury, Tuesday, 18 March 2003 20:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
if anyone can send me a scrabble online game link i would be very happy not to mention grateful to the extreme...lifes not the same without the playsite game being taken off ..............thanks for your anticipated help.....xx

steve taylor, Sunday, 24 August 2003 15:41 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i was disappointed to hear about playsite, but i've just been playing literati all the time anyway lately. same concept, a bit different, just as addictive.

JuliaA (j_bdules), Sunday, 24 August 2003 15:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
I want to play scrabble

Dee Dee, Thursday, 13 May 2004 02:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i like (which I was introduced to here). I'm completely addicted. anyone wants to play me I'm WSHQ.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Um, I'd like a game, but I'm at work so there could be long pauses whilst I um, hide from BOSSdo stuff, answer phones ect, is that an issue? Do they time games?

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Games are timed, but I find (I am at sortof work at the moment) that a 60 minute game (30 minutes each) is plenty of time, allowing for bos interruptions.

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Ooh alright, I'll give it a go... I'm downloading the thingie right now!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Er, starry292. What dictionary do they use? I play SOWPODS and can access OWSI easily fer reference if need be...

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:33 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

God this is wierd!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:36 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Man is it my go?!

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

woooo! the game begins! WSHQ - Put - 10

Robbie Lumsden (Wallace Stevens HQ), Thursday, 13 May 2004 08:37 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


xelab, Saturday, 19 July 2014 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

<3 this thread and all Scrabblers.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 19 July 2014 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

ha, i hope you manage the 1k game some day. the friends i play with are always quite defensive (as am i), so we tend to end up with crammed boards that struggle to get beyond the 300s.

Merdeyeux, Sunday, 20 July 2014 02:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Seriously, it was quite fraudulent. With no time limit, unlimited exchanges, and no opponent, anyone who plays semi-regularly could have done the same.

I used to play this woman on who'd make bingos left and right if you left her a wide-open board. I think her handle was Topaz1316. She just played for bingos, didn't seem interested in anything else, so if you could close off the board towards the end, you could beat her. She laid off a lot, too, in search for that one letter she needed, so sometimes I'd just try to jump to a big enough lead that her two or three bingos wouldn't matter in the end. Because she would get them sooner or later. God, I hated losing to her, and I lost to her a lot.

clemenza, Sunday, 20 July 2014 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

played 'jejune' in words w friends

johnny crunch, Sunday, 20 July 2014 18:50 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Wow, I totally forgot about the phenomenon of playing Scrabble via Facebook. Is it just because I don't really do Facebook anymore that that seems forever ago, even though it was likely only four or five years ago that I did that with some regularity? Or is it generally passé? I don't even really hear people talk about Words with Friends anymore.

jaymc, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 06:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Never played it. I tried something called Lexulous, and it was silly. Anyway, I've been on the wagon for two whole days. I can't talk about this stuff.

clemenza, Wednesday, 13 August 2014 14:03 (three years ago) Permalink

Where do you play online scrabble if you don't have nor want a FB account?

autumn reckoning faction (xelab), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:46 (three years ago) Permalink

your rack is S K W E R A N and it is your turn to play

i'm elf-ein lusophonic (imago), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:48 (three years ago) Permalink

I thought there might be a place that hasn't been colonised by the fungick skewrans.

autumn reckoning faction (xelab), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 20:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Xelab: try the Internet Scrabble Club ( But don't even think about it if you are in the least bit prone to addictive behaviour. Seriously.

clemenza, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 03:59 (three years ago) Permalink

don't do it man, don't do it

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 16:55 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks for that clemenza, it is perfect!

autumn reckoning faction (xelab), Wednesday, 20 August 2014 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

I should have also mentioned that you'll run into some fungick skewrans on there, too, especially in the 1000-1400 range. Most people are fine, but there are a few psychotics. (I used to know who to avoid, but that was a few years ago, and there's lots of turnover.) If you're ever playing someone who's not able to respond to you in the chat window, that's a good indication he's had problems in that area. To be completely honest, I had my moments, too, which is why I eventually stopped playing people and limited myself to computers.

clemenza, Wednesday, 20 August 2014 22:45 (three years ago) Permalink

At least there are no adverts and no fucking FB people - that is perfect! The rest is Humanity %-)

autumn reckoning faction (xelab), Thursday, 21 August 2014 00:29 (three years ago) Permalink

^gets it

carla the dachspug (imago), Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh sorry, a dog appears to have commandeered my computer. Shoo!

imago, Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:07 (three years ago) Permalink

The best ones just play scrabble, the ones that go beyond just saying hi do my nut in, but yeah this is really good. extremely addictive yes!

autumn reckoning faction (xelab), Friday, 22 August 2014 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Let me know if you ever want to play a non-rated game.

clemenza, Friday, 22 August 2014 22:09 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Best opening bingo ever, against Pogo computer: buxomer. There it was, staring me in the face on my--sorry--opening rack.

clemenza, Sunday, 19 October 2014 19:23 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

wwf: galeazzo

come at me

goole, Monday, 8 December 2014 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm kinda shitty tho. people keeping dropping those half-sideways multiple kinds of plays on me and i NEVER see them

goole, Monday, 8 December 2014 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

there is no mercy in scrabble

Nhex, Monday, 8 December 2014 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

I had a 168-point word in WWF last month. Wish I'd taken a screen shot.

Pict in a blanket (WilliamC), Monday, 8 December 2014 21:16 (three years ago) Permalink

(xpost) When you start laying bingos on someone, it's literally like you're dunking over them. It's amazing how much of an intimidation game it is.

clemenza, Monday, 8 December 2014 22:03 (three years ago) Permalink

i need to bone up on my Lexicon of Bullshit Two and Three Letter Words too tbf

goole, Monday, 8 December 2014 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I try to drop "qi," "za," "xu," and "jo" into my everyday conversation as often as possible.

clemenza, Monday, 8 December 2014 23:26 (three years ago) Permalink

kinda felt like crying as a friend dropped four bingos on me in one game recently. final score of 590-389. p rough to get a fairly respectable score and still come out over 200 points down.

Merdeyeux, Monday, 8 December 2014 23:44 (three years ago) Permalink

I had a few rage-quitters recently, calling me a cheat etc.. not just for two letter words but obscure ones. The miserable fuckers!

xelab, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 00:01 (three years ago) Permalink

no mercy

Nhex, Tuesday, 9 December 2014 00:04 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Best recent plays (vs. Pogo computer): "cocaine" and "estrogen" for bingos, and "rascally"--tagged on the suffix--for a triple-word score. (Turns out it begins with r, not w.)

clemenza, Thursday, 19 March 2015 03:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Not allowed: "proggier."

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 April 2015 00:52 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Had an open "-ox" yesterday adjacent to an open "-ode," joined them with an "l": lox and lode. In another game, I was trying unsuccessfully to find a place for "foggier," couldn't, then spotted an open "r" up top. Sure, why not? It worked: "froggier" is an actual word.

I play this game way, way too much.

clemenza, Monday, 4 May 2015 21:52 (two years ago) Permalink

don't apologize, froggier is a kick-ass word

Nhex, Monday, 4 May 2015 22:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Now don't get all froggier than thou on me.

clemenza, Monday, 4 May 2015 22:43 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

had SYNERGY in wwf but couldnt place it :(

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

sounds like you didn't

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 20:17 (two years ago) Permalink

I've basically kicked't been on for close to two years. Now fighting Pogo addiction. I set the bar for a good game there at 500 points; the computer never bingos (although it is programmed to play a somewhat smart end-game), and if you match a blank on the board, you can "steal" the blank back. I probably explained this upthread somewhere. I've had numerous funny/weird bingos, but can't think of them right now.

clemenza, Wednesday, 16 December 2015 20:32 (two years ago) Permalink

lol 2002: "Holy shit, you can play Scrabble on the internet!"

on entre O.K. on sort K.O. (man alive), Wednesday, 16 December 2015 20:40 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

was playing a rando in wwf, think I won the very 2 first games ever played vs this person, then she proceeded to win the next 40 straight O_O

I just won the last 2 tho so watchout

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 February 2016 18:56 (one year ago) Permalink

I can be such a poor sport online, I would've cursed her out after about 10 straight (why I only play computers now).

clemenza, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:15 (one year ago) Permalink

heh a different rando (with a avatar pic of him in a buffalo bills sweatshirt, smiling broadly w/ his wife and cats beside him) did curse me out and accused me of cheating recently and resigned in a huff when I played 'azotes'

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

truthfully I like the challenge if ppl cheat, tho I never do, don't see the fun in that

johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:23 (one year ago) Permalink

no pride, no soul brother

Nhex, Thursday, 4 February 2016 19:31 (one year ago) Permalink

If you suspect I'm cheating, you can resign in a huff; if you're convinced I'm cheating, make it a minute-and-a-huff.

clemenza, Thursday, 4 February 2016 20:17 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

very little is more satisfying than trailing almost all game, to an opponent who beats me at like a 5:1 ratio, & making a penultimate move that traps them & my knowing they know they cant win :)

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 17 May 2016 18:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Those are great. I just finished a game where I was trailing most of it, had to make some vowel-dump rack management moves late, but finished with GUIDANCE for 107 and the win.

pleas to Nietzsche (WilliamC), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 21:14 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"Biggie" is okay (as in, "no biggie"). "Biggied"--I biggied that motherfucker--is not.

clemenza, Saturday, 4 November 2017 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Funny to think back to a time when playing scrabble online warranted an exclamation mark.

chap, Sunday, 5 November 2017 15:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I've been binging for a couple of weeks on Pogo--going to try my best to stop for a while. I'd kept away for a year before that. I tend to fall back into it when I'm feeling a lot of stress at work. It's got to be the most idiotic addiction in the world.

clemenza, Monday, 6 November 2017 02:18 (two months ago) Permalink

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