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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?


Article Comments

Dec-14-13 4:52 PM

Occasionally I post comments to articles and have found there are three types of people out there: Those that agree with me. Those that respectfully disagree with me. And finally those that are just plain rude. Those that respectfully disagree with me, I'll engage with friendly dialog. Rude people are ignored, they can dig their own hole without anyone's help. About WWF, you can type a word you're not sure is a word, and it will let you know if the guess was good or bad.


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