Today’s words :-
Verbile – 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.