Words, words, words!


Today’s words :-

nnnVerbile a person whose mental processes are most easily stimulated by words

 Vale – a farewell




Vera’s a verbile of the first degree so taking her on at Scrabble was something of a fool’s errand, and it didn’t look good for me from the word ‘go’! 

Her first set of letters was RBLTOUE so I knew I was in ‘trouble’! 

But then my luck changed and I produced an eight-letter word, yes, eight tiles, ‘absolute’. The best she could find was just a two-letter word, ‘xu’! 

I then produced another long one, ‘literal’.  Guess what, she could only find a three-letter word, ‘wiz’.  I had to be in the lead!

Me, eight tiles, ‘trailing’.

Vera, only three tiles again, ‘joy’.

Me, six tiles, ‘undone’.

Vera, three tiles, ‘ivy’.

“Vera” I said,  “I’m beating you, look how many tiles I’ve used!”

She pointed to the little numbers in the corner of each one and told me what they were for.  Then she showed me the score so far.  Vera 55, me 36.  I felt deflated (which is thirteen points apparently) so I bid her vale and went up to the bar to get myself a glass of wine. 

“Cabernet sauvignon please”  I said. “‘How much is that?” 

“Twenty four mate”  he chuckled.



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36 thoughts on “Words, words, words!

  1. msjadeli Apr 25, 2020 / 01:36

    You’ve spiced scrabble up nicely. I bet you’re good at scrabble. I play Words With Friends on my phone, which is a fair imitation.

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  2. Denise Hammond Apr 25, 2020 / 01:59

    Very nice. I LOVE Scrabble. But nowadays I only play against the computer.


  3. Christine Goodnough Apr 25, 2020 / 02:39

    Ah yes! Those little numbers…, Especially when X, Q, K, or A lands on a triple letter or word score. Live & learn. 😉

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  4. Unishta Apr 25, 2020 / 06:46

    Scrabble is my all time favourite but I didn’t know words like xu and wiz were acceptable. Also I thought Vale was another word for valley ( used more in poetry)


  5. Srivalli Apr 25, 2020 / 11:27

    Ah, scrabble. Never been that great at it. All words vanish from the brain when I have to play the game. This was fun to read, though. She sure is a smart girl. 🙂

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  6. Anagha Yatin Apr 25, 2020 / 14:31

    If Vera can beat you in the game of scrabble, she must be an absolute legend of the game!
    I wonder how you must have felt while writing this piece…something like playing both black and white sides of the chess, maybe. 🙂

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  7. Kathe W. Apr 25, 2020 / 17:42

    as always a fun read while learning a veritable variety of new vocabulary …..you are a visionary! Meanwhile back to scrabble- my better half refuses to play scrabble…as he cannot spell and I am his Webster! Cheers! See ya Monday!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 26, 2020 / 15:26

      Haha! I have to admit, I’m dreadful, at spelling as my Grammarly app weekly report seems to take pleasure in reminding me!


  8. soniadogra Apr 26, 2020 / 10:19

    I’m not smart at Scrabble the way Vera is but still I like to play it. Sometimes…Only sometimes I manage.

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  9. Pradeep Apr 26, 2020 / 13:38

    Scrabble is a very good word game. I play once in a while on my mobile phone.


  10. Suzy Apr 27, 2020 / 08:00

    Scrabble is a favourite in my house. My mum is really good at it and usually wins. The little numbers at the bottom do matter!

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