by mrcookieface on September 6, 2005 · 16 comments
Here’s a view of the final board, as won by David Wiegand.
How’s your game?
i don’t see that anywhere in my dictionary.
How about “ar” or “ka”?
so i’m supposing that this game of Scrabble is multilingual then?
not necessarily. If you’ve ever looked through the little booklet that comes with every scrabble game, it shows little 2 and 3 letter words to improve your scrabble score… QA is a word, even.
KA is an abbreviation for cathode…I thought abbreviations were forbidden by Scrabble rules.
n: unknown god; an epithet of Prajapati and Brahma
From the 2003 Princeton University
So it’s a name and a foreign word. Two strikes.
Nope. It’s not a proper noun, nor a foreign word.
But you raise a good question. If it’s in an English dictionary, could it be considered a foreign word?
How is the name of a Hindu god not a proper noun or a foreign word?
I’m not a Scrabble attorney, but the foreign word clause in the rules is pretty fuzzy.
I thought ‘ka’ was a generic like deity or god.
It’s still foreign though. Or is the foreign rule that anything defined in an English dictionary is not foreign?
I believe that to be the case, yes.
way2go mrcookieface! ^__^
Oh, David Murray‘s right too. It’s also short for cathode, and abbreviations are against the rules.
I just scrolled down the page at dictionary.com until I found a definition that would work.
I still liked your definition better.
Read the user comments under the Official Scrabble Dictionary at Amazon.com. It explains why such stupid words are now allowed for Scrabble tournament play.
For example, if just one accepted dictionary defines the word “ed” (as in “special ed”), without specifying it’s an abbreviation, Scrabble tournament play allows “ed” to be used…nevermind that all other dictionaries do call it an abbreviation or a proper name.
If you ask me, it defeats the whole challenge of the game.
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