Word Play

Well I know it has been a bit since my last post here. During this Christmas holiday I discovered the Scrabulous application on Facebook and my computer time has been transformed. Instead of blogging about interesting and important news in Pittsburgh, I spend my time figuring out how to create a 50 point word out of the letters X C Y and O. I have learned lots of new (and possibly useless words) and I have almost memorized the handy list of 2 letter words. I know now that QI is a real word meaning “variants of chi” – not sure when I will need to use the word QI in a sentence or even how to pronounce QI.
If you do not have a profile on Facebook, never fear there is an online version you can play outside of Facebook at Scrabulous.com.

I wanted to write about Scrabulous and see if there was any interest in an online Scrabble tournament here in Pittsburgh. However, My word building life was brought to a grinding halt today when I received an email with a link to this article in it from one of my friends who now also loves Scrabulous too.

Facebook asked to pull Scrabulous

So the Scrabble people are feeling a little threatened by all of the Facebook word building fun. I am not sure how I feel about this. While I understand the concern, I tend to think that all of the popularity that has developed around Scrabulous has got to be good for Scrabble business. There is quite a Scrabble following right here in Pittsburgh – click here to see my post on IheartPGH about local Scrabble clubs.

2 Comments so far

  1. Frank (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

    Scrabulous has officially destroyed any motivation I had to actually do work at work…the internet should be illegal.

  2. Lindsay (unregistered) on January 17th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

    Frank – thanks for the comment. I prefer to look at Scrabulous as an educational tool. What do you think about a Pittsburgh Scrabulous tournament?

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