Tiled for the Holidays

Tiled for the Holidays

Tiled for the Holidays

by Steve Napierski to Images

Let’s talk about Words with Friends… I know it’s technically not Scrabble, but let’s be honest here, it is. It’s like saying that Candy Crush Saga is not Bejeweled, but we all know otherwise.

So I have denied all requests to play with “friends” in Words with Friends over the years. Why? Too easy to cheat and no way to prove otherwise. Well, beside the fact that people with a remedial understanding of the English language are using words like muzjiks and syzygy when they play.

With instant access to Google and in turn anagram solvers, it’s just too easy too cheat. Now if you want to sit at a table and play Scrabble with me sometime, I’m all game. Just make sure your smartphone and/or laptop are in plain sight at anytime.

source: PxLMG
  • Kaye

    I have house rules with friends where we’ll play proper nouns, foreign words, slang, and even terms/characters from video games not found in the English dictionary. It keeps things even more interesting!

  • Sky Render

    I hate to break it to you, but syzygy is a real word. Astrophysicists use it all the time to describe the alignment of three celestial bodies at once. For all intents and purposes, it’s a fancy way of saying “an eclipse”, though there’s more depth to its meaning than that.

    • Justin

      I think what he’s saying is that when his friends use words like syzygy, he knows that his friends are obviously cheating. As in, “there’s no way my buddy knows that syzygy is a word. Therefore, he typed his letters into a program and it fed it to him.”

      • porkroll

        Especially when your friends are simple muzjiks.

  • http://sqt-fantasy-sci-fi-girl.blogspot.com/ The Man in Black (Bill Silvia)

    Scrabble encourages this; they have a website dedicated to it.