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All I have to say about it is that now Shog and I have a new house rule for the game: no proper nouns allowed! And fuck you, Mattel!

The bunny doesn't approve, either; neither does kitty.

Flist, come prompt me?

P.S. So cool, a Simon's Cat game: Purrfect Pitch for the iPhone!


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Apr. 6th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
I know, right? I mean, I was quite happy to include noun cheats every now and again in games with specific friends, but no way should the official rules allow it. This is just wrong!
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
I'm feeling rather murderous; including proper nouns is a symptom of the general lowering of standards I see in every quarter. *despairs*
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:33 pm (UTC)

I sound like a grumpy old woman, but I don't feel like one!
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC)
Whaaaaaat?! I do not approve of such a change!
Apr. 6th, 2010 11:55 pm (UTC)
I know! Bastards!
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
I dunno; given how badly I generally creamed my ex at Scrabble (until he commenced refusing to play any more), I'm sort of curious whether this would level the playing field, or just make me cream him harder (er. that sounds dirty.)

Apr. 7th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Also, in their image (here, it sure looks like there's another tile after "map" and now I'm all ...but what other letter could be there that could also be before a V with nothing after it?

If mapX is maple, then okay, if the blank tile is an N there could be an E there and make oxen and, say, halved (though I haven't worked out the way to get that to work in steps that all ...work). ANYWAY. It can't be mapped (PV?) or maps (SV) or... I suppose like, and archaic "mapt" as a spelling of mapped would get TV. Mahi? Is that a word alone? Then IV? *thinks moar*

...maybe their next rule change will allow for lolcat?
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:35 am (UTC)
OMG, lolcat Scrabble! That sounds like a great drinking game. ;)

Also? You're giving this a lot of thought, which tells me that you must play one hell of a game. :D
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
or just make me cream him harder


I don't think that being able to use proper nouns will help people with limited vocabularies play decent Scrabble games, but perhaps these "new" players will become motivated to learn additional words.
Apr. 7th, 2010 01:54 am (UTC)
I am confused. How does randomly changing the rules have anything to do with what the board looks like? Why would they need to issue two different versions of the game? It's not like anyone hasn't always been arbitrarily allowed to change the rules if they want.

I can sort of see them deciding to change the letter layout of something, though I imagine it would take scads of math analysis to sort out what sort of proper names people would use and how the letters might differ. But I bet they didn't do this.

Sounds to me like they wanted a publicity gimmick to pretend there was something new about the game, and this is what they came up with.
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it seems as though sales are down and they want to drum up business amongst people other than word wonks.
Apr. 7th, 2010 01:56 pm (UTC)
Snort. Because "oh look, you can use proper nouns" sounds like such a good way to market to non-wordies.
Apr. 7th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
Scrabble: The Sex Edition might be better. ;)
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:48 pm (UTC)
Hahahahaha! Thanks for that link. :D
Apr. 7th, 2010 02:49 am (UTC)
I smell product placement.
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
I smell falling sales. ;)
Apr. 7th, 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
the only proper noun that should be allowed in Scrabble (IMO) is Spock. And that because everyone should play "Rock, paper, scissors, Spock." Where Spock can neck pinch the rock and/or scissor holder, but is defeated by paper due to his love of literature.
Apr. 7th, 2010 12:50 pm (UTC)
Apr. 16th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC)
Today is my semi-appointed {HUG A FRIEND} day

HUG :}
Apr. 21st, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
*hugs late, but hard*

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