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Words with frenemies.Title: “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary”

“Corporate Author”: Merriam-Webster

Rank: 16

Blurb: “Updated to include new vocabulary such as fracking, hashtag, and selfie.”

Review: “This was sent to a state prison and they love it.”

Jeremiad: “Of course, what is urgently needed is a book that claims 75000 (or whatever the number turns out to be) REAL Scrabble words, in accordance with the pre-1976 rules that made the game wildly popular; in accordance with those rules, such a book would be based entirely on 21st-century dictionaries. It’s overwhelming likely that you do in fact play with the classic rules. The 1976 changes were implemented by a group of New York City ‘experts’, predecessors of today’s North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), who invented a game unpopular even with New Yorkers (the second-largest bridge club on Manhattan has more members than NASPA does throughout the continent, even though all polls show Scrabble to be slightly more popular than bridge!). In coming weeks, I’ll modify this review to show just what the impact of the degraded rules has had on the game.”

Customers Also Bought: “Oregon 54-026 Chain Saw Bar And Chain Oil”

Footnote: Chillax, dude.

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary [Amazon]

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In related news, MellBell and HomoFascist both keep kicking my ass in Words with Friends. As does Mrs. Dodger.

And I miss my three-way internet Scrabble games (get your minds out of the gutter) between me, baked, and Dodger.

Meanwhile, a scientist drops the F bomb (as in “We are fucked”) when describing climate change in the Arctic. Luckily he works for the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, versus the U.S. Geological Survey, where he’d no doubt be shit-canned by GOP frappers clutching their pearls.

/reason 4,578 I’m not a breeder – no guilt w/r/t offspring dealing with the environmental shitshow looming.

@SanFranLefty: As we drove to the coast today to escape the 100 degree temps in the valley, I had that same “apres moi, le deluge” thought.

@Mistress Cynica: Wait, what?

I usually note the warm winters, but today Sandy Eggo was about 25 degrees cooler than Eugene. But hey, that’s August for ya.

@SanFranLefty: I was just thinking about Baked and those games this morning. Sigh.

Holy shit you guys Robin Williams killed himself.

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