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December 10, 2013 - Karin Elton
I play Words with Friends on my cellphone with mostly my relatives, but occasionally with a random opponent. My sisters and I grew up playing Scrabble with our mother so this is a fun extension of that. We can play whenever we have a spare moment. You can comment to the person. We usually say stuff like, “I’m playing three people and I don’t have any vowels.” Or “heh-heh” if you played a good word with high points. Once in awhile, on a weekend, I’ll ask one of my sisters, who live in the Twin Cities, what are they doing.
Recently I started a game with someone with the moniker, Nikkiebossie. To start a game, you have to play a word, either horizontally or vertically, in the middle of the board covering the plus tile. I have a habit of playing the first word vertically which I did with this Nikkiebossie. But instead of seeing a word, I was surprised to see she had commented: “You are suppose to start in the middle from left to right you moron.” Then she resigned. I guess she doesn’t play with morons.
But the joke is on her, she is wrong — you can start a game vertically. The game wouldn’t have let me play that word if I had placed it wrong.
I wrote back, “Wow. How rude. And it is correct to start vertically as well as horizontally.” I wonder how she will feel when she realizes she was wrong. Maybe like a moron?
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