Thursday, April 23, 2009

Macabre Hamilton

I was at my local scrabble club, when the dictionary was consulted. You might think this is a commonplace enough event in a scrabble club, but think again - the scrabble scene involves learning many rare English words but only few of their meanings. At the end of the day, who cares what ekpwele means when it can score you a fuckload of points on the board. A wordlist, containg every word and all its possible derivatives, suffices to check validity of play.

Anyway, as I recall someone wanted to know whether a zek is an animal (it is not). The dictionary was revealed to be the property of a former member of the scrabble club.

"He was murdered," someone told me. "And we all know who did it, though there wasn´t enough evidence to convict him."


Mary said...

Scrabble: it's all fun and games until someone loses their life. :)

Nicotina the Fag said...