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Old 12-29-2011, 05:15 PM   #626
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Re: Words with Friends (WWF) - Containment /Strat Thread

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isnt any word you use a word that is memorized and was learned at some point in your life
This isn't a particularly clever observation and you're ignoring the context. So no.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:24 PM   #627
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Yeah, I think once you're pulling the word from your memory it's fair game regardless of where you learned it. My concern would be how others view my play.

I may use "djebel" because I remember it from this thread but I'd never expect my opponent to believe I'm not cheating. In this case I would use the word in a live Scrabble game but probably just pass on it and use something else in WWF.
This is such a bizarre concept to me, i mean what, how is that even fun

if ur opponent thinks ur cheating and ur not ... oh well, who cares
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:38 PM   #628
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This is such a bizarre concept to me, i mean what, how is that even fun

if ur opponent thinks ur cheating and ur not ... oh well, who cares
there is a certain type of scrabble player that insists that you know how to define the words you play. in fact, i think most scrabble players i've ever played with in an informal setting believe this.
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:07 PM   #629
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there is a certain type of scrabble player that insists that you know how to define the words you play. in fact, i think most scrabble players i've ever played with in an informal setting believe this.
if im at my comp when i'm playing i tend to look up words that get played. my vocab is so bad i figure i should try to improve it.

my point is just that it wouldn't be hard to just learn definitions along with the words as they are played
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:35 PM   #630
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my point is just that it wouldn't be hard to just learn definitions along with the words as they are played
Uhh well thats like twice as much memorization as learning just the word itself. To make myself a better scrabble (or wwf) player I really see no point to learning the definitions of the words. Most of the new scrabble words I learn I would never use in any other context even if I knew the definition, especially because so many have non-English origins or are just alternate spellings.

Now if I wanted to improve my vocabulary of words I might actually use I'd start reading more scholarly articles or memorizing GRE vocab words, etc
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:01 PM   #631
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basically what cardsharkk said - i memorized the 3 letter words a while back, but i can't think of an opportunity to use a new one. if someone wants to learn vocabulary through scrabble, they're welcome to do so, but eventually it just gets in the way of the words.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:36 PM   #632
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ok i misspoke/misled/am an idiot.

i'm not saying i know the definitions of 2 and 3 letter words but when i encounter DJIN (A Muslim genie) or GHAZI (A Muslim fighter against non-Muslims) i get curious. that being said, i just had to look up the second one...

i also am not looking to improve my speaking vocabulary. i try to avoid talking to people anyway =)

all i'm really saying is eventually my curiosity gets the best of me and i look up weird words like QAT (tobacco like substance) whereas (in scanning a current game) i have much less desire to know what BREN means (but just looking it up, it's a lightweight machine gun...)

and to contextualize my weirdness...i actually have a GRE vocab book i peruse so yea, i'm a minority...
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:13 PM   #633
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lol, i just played the word EMEUS which i pulled out of arse, it now combines with 3 other rediculous words

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Old 12-29-2011, 11:15 PM   #634
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How is PHO not a word (yet?)
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Old 12-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #635
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hmm, dont some people play wwf or scrabble with word generators as some kind of enhanced version of the game. Similar to how some people play correspondence chess.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:08 AM   #636
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GMAN puttin a serious hurting on me right now

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Old 12-30-2011, 05:35 AM   #637
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ok i misspoke/misled/am an idiot.

i'm not saying i know the definitions of 2 and 3 letter words but when i encounter DJIN (A Muslim genie) or GHAZI (A Muslim fighter against non-Muslims) i get curious. that being said, i just had to look up the second one...

i also am not looking to improve my speaking vocabulary. i try to avoid talking to people anyway =)

all i'm really saying is eventually my curiosity gets the best of me and i look up weird words like QAT (tobacco like substance) whereas (in scanning a current game) i have much less desire to know what BREN means (but just looking it up, it's a lightweight machine gun...)

and to contextualize my weirdness...i actually have a GRE vocab book i peruse so yea, i'm a minority...
Lol of the very few words I have looked up, Djin and Qat were among them. Plus theres also djinn and kat and khat!
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:29 PM   #638
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Lol of the very few words I have looked up, Djin and Qat were among them. Plus theres also djinn and kat and khat!
That whole "family" of words is good to know, basically they're all variations of genie/genies. There's djin, djins, djinn, djinns, djinni, djinny, jin, jins, jinn, jinns, jinni, and jinnee. It's especially fun to start with "jin" and add on a letter every turn to piss off your opponent.
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Old 12-30-2011, 12:32 PM   #639
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I think play Qi probably 1.1 times (counting going the other way) per game. Add in qat and you have about 85% of my Q plays. It's very rare that I get to make a Qu word.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:09 PM   #640
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I was pretty sure my sister had started cheating in WWF with me. Needing to prove it to myself, I looked at her browser history on her laptop yesterday (lets ignore the ethical issue of that) and sure enough there was a link to one of the cheat sites that had an exact replica of the board of the game we had been playing. So now that I know for sure, the question is what's the best way to bust her for cheating? Ask her to define the absurd words she has been using? Just ask her if she's cheating and then keep asking everyday until she finally admits it? Call her bluff when she denies it by offering to bet her on it?
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #641
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i would just stop playing with her and think less of her in general - there's no point in confronting her, someone who's going to cheat is also going to lie, and plus you were checking her browser history, which isn't exactly kosher either.
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Old 12-30-2011, 03:50 PM   #642
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Cheat back obv
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #643
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Cheat back obv
Bring it up at dinner.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:21 PM   #644
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pics of sister ldo
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:26 PM   #645
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Ya that will get her, spread her pics on the intertubes....or just PM to me, both will work
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:23 PM   #646
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Who really cares? Its your sister and you were probably whooping on her too badly. Relax in your games vs her, maybe even let her win one, complement her on how much better she's gotten.

It's your blood dude, and she obviously has a need to get to your level / be better than you, so if you care about her just let her? Why the need to bust her?
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:30 PM   #647
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:49 PM   #648
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Who really cares? Its your sister and you were probably whooping on her too badly. Relax in your games vs her, maybe even let her win one, complement her on how much better she's gotten.

It's your blood dude, and she obviously has a need to get to your level / be better than you, so if you care about her just let her? Why the need to bust her?
Why let up? how does that help her? If she "needs" to get to his level maybe she should do it sans cheating....


....I never understand the whole let them win, or play them easy approach in any aspect of life.

That whole post just tilts me
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:11 AM   #649
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Can you not play two blanks in the same word? Everytime I play a blank it clears all he other letters I've put down (including another blank). I have a bingo in 2 games right now but I can't put the tiles down to spell it. Is this normal?
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:44 AM   #650
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