1. The fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet. – Oxford Dictionaries1
2. The easiest way of getting rid of that goddamn X tile in Scrabble. – The Nut
My mother and I played Scrabble a lot when I was growing up. We weren’t exactly competitive – we didn’t even keep score – but we considered it a failure on both our parts if we weren’t able to use up every single letter in the game every time.
Enter qat and xi, doing their part to keep Q and X out of the Scrabble orphanage.
We were Scrabble Dictionary skeptics; if we couldn’t find it in our phone book-sized Webster’s, then it didn’t fly. This ruled out a lot of words that could have given us a helping hand with the trouble letters if we hadn’t been such sticklers, but thankfully, qat and xi made the cut.
All the same, sometimes, even after pooling our remaining letters, Mom and I had to admit defeat.
That’s when we got silly.
Scrabble can be a lot of fun in “this is going to be a word whether it wants to be or not” mode.
I think that’s why I could never really get into Words with Friends. They can’t seem to appreciate the value of a good gweblr or a nice xypji when the pickings are slim.
Also they won’t let me swear, and that’s just fucking znivhut if you ask me.
Today’s blog post was brought to you by the letter X, the number 8, and the Why You Little…I’ll Triple Word Score YOU Challenge, AKA the Blogging A to Z Challenge.
1 “xi.” OxfordDictionaries.com. Oxford Dictionaries, 2016. Web. 28 April 2016.