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Everyone likes different things, of course, but I think it's a shame that Amazon doesn't give a "Look Inside the Book" on this one. I liked it. It has a lot of information on game history, history of the rival word lists and dictionaries. It has interesting observations, comments, and criticism of the word choices and definitions in "The Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary. Yiddish Scrabble words, Scrabble words that are synonyms for "ghosts," Scrabble words that are names for different kinds of wind, and on and on and on and on and on. I was not charmed by his efforts to string some of these word collections together to give amusing usage examples: "At the next [Scrabble] table is some schlemiel who's schlepped his schlock in with him," etc.


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Part 3 of the book is really just more of the same. Instead of themed collections, he presents examples of what he calls "scrabblish," which are simply very densely packed sentences that seek to contain very high percentages of unusual Scrabble words: "Ae blae kae with twae alae hae nae wae if it leks well.

The rest is a lightly facetious presentation of perhaps two or three thousand unusual Scrabble words. Is it valuable to serious players seeking to improve their game? I don't know. I suspect not, because in Scrabble nobody cares if you know the definitions, and many of these words are rather long and would be difficult to use in play.

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase. The author goes through a list of the more egregious words in the Scrabble dictionary and provides their definitions.


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It's a lot of fun. I know lots of people simply learn the words but don't care what they mean. I on the other hand want to memorize not only the entire Scrabble dictionary word list, but also what each word means. This book is a good starting point for word nerds I am a new online scrabble player who often gets stuck with a combination of letters that I do not know what to do with though my 'opponent' seems to play words I am constantly looking up in the dictionary.

I bought this book with the hopes of helping me construct words and deciphering ones that are played. The information included about the origins of word games etc is interesting but as a reference while playing it is useless. I was hoping for a dictionary format-- alphabetical listing of odd, rarely used words with definitions but that is not the case.

It is organized by topics Putdowns, Biblical names, Animals etc. I was a little disappointed at the arrangement of information. It is not straight forward. However, there is a lot of interesting ways to tackle the task of maximum points from a hodge-podge of 7 angry fighting letters! I got this for my word geek sister who plays Words With Friends all the time.

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She says she uses this book. Entertaining and informative information. Nicely organized. Nice way to build your vocabulary for scrabble and other word games. My children and grandchildren love reading it. One person found this helpful. This is a fascinating book written by a lover of words, for lovers of words. It's a how-to manual for Scrabble, with inside tips and wonderful lists of unlikely words that are still legal Scrabblish words! To the author's credit, he did put out a lot of lists of words in different categories and used humor a lot times in doing so.

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In the end, though, I do not want to use obscure words to win a game of Scrabble. And it was interesting but alarming, in the beginning of the book what off-color words were acceptable and which ones were not. See all 78 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Pages with related products. See and discover other items: weird and wonderful.

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Add a Review. Add To List. They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. Part strategy guide and part celebration of allthings wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.

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