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3,696 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by Parabola

Do you make up words when you play Scrabble?


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13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 12:04:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think that if you can successfully make up a word, lie about the definition, and convince all the other players that it is real, you deserve every point you got. The zxeworq is a member of the antelope family common in the Congo... didn't you KNOW that??
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 2:42:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm too lazy to play anywhere but online, so it'd be sort of difficult.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 5:03:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Not really, but I enter random two letter combinations in Literati hoping to get something that works.

People that don't speak English very well can win at Literati because most of it is memorizing two-letter combinations.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 6:19:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, I just spell it wrong in the hope that nobody will realise that the word 'trapeezium' has one 'e' too many.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 6:55:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I try my hardest not to play scrabble
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 5:18:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm with Parabola (:]). As long as you act like you know what you're talking about, and that it's a real word, nobody will know the difference.
Unless they're some hardcore Scrabble players and have a dictionary handy. :P
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 5:41:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would never do such a thing!

Seriously though...there's so many words already, it would be really bad if I had to make one up. Saying that, I do suck hard at scrabble.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 5:45:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't do it INTENTIONALLY. But according to the rules, if you call someone out on it and it IS a word, then you get penalized, if I recall. So if I THINK that something is a word, but I'm not 100% sure, it's definitely in my best interests to sound confident about it.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 5/30/08 - 8:36:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
i havent played scrabble since like third grade
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 5/31/08 - 8:59:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
"When a patient gets difficult, you QUONE him!"
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 5/31/08 - 9:01:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
You cheaters suck. I call everyone out on any word I'm only slightly unfamiliar with.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Saturday 5/31/08 - 11:24:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
i try to do it sometimes.
but they never believe it.
so i don't make up words when i play scrabble
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 12:34:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't play it much but when I do I play on the computer and it doesn't let me..
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 1:26:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, apparently.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 2:25:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/31/08 - 9:01:40 PM lithium86 wrote:
You cheaters suck. I call everyone out on any word I'm only slightly unfamiliar with.

You're supposed to get penalized for that!
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Sunday 6/1/08 - 3:39:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/31/08 - 9:01:40 PM lithium86 wrote:
You cheaters suck. I call everyone out on any word I'm only slightly unfamiliar with.


Seriously. I only play words that I'm SURE are real. Playing fake words and trying to get away with it is cheating.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 6/2/08 - 1:21:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 5/30/08 - 12:04:18 AM Parabola wrote:
I think that if you can successfully make up a word, lie about the definition, and convince all the other players that it is real, you deserve every point you got. The zxeworq is a member of the antelope family common in the Congo... didn't you KNOW that??

lol, and it eats kogpumfa grass! i used something like that.lol
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 6/2/08 - 5:56:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 5/31/08 - 9:01:40 PM lithium86 wrote:
You cheaters suck. I call everyone out on any word I'm only slightly unfamiliar with.
On Sunday 6/1/08 - 3:39:49 AM birdsong4j wrote:
Seriously. I only play words that I'm SURE are real. Playing fake words and trying to get away with it is cheating.


Well duh It's more fun!! Playing by the rules is boring. When you cheat, you win more! Winning is fun!
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Thursday 8/7/08 - 7:37:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes! I've actually convinced my brother that the word in question was a word before.

I've also done that, my brother looked in dictionary - and it actually was a word. Genius.
12 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 11/8/08 - 4:26:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, but only if I'm convinced I've actually heard it at some point.
12 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/14/09 - 12:09:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. KWYJIBO.
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Friday 4/17/09 - 5:37:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not really, but it's fun when you get away with it.
Funology-The Study of Fun.


Haven't played scrabble in ages
12 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 4/18/09 - 12:06:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't blatantly make up words, but I may put down a word that is spelled wrong and hope that no one will notice.
That being said, that is NOT cheating. It is part of the game. The other player can choose to protest or not, at the risk of losing their turn if they are wrong.
11 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 4/14/10 - 6:05:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
no - but in real life i do . My favorite word is Wafflelof . Its my word nobody take it .
11 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 4/14/10 - 7:35:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Depends who I'm playing with!

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