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Old 12-11-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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... pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis was never recognized as a real word. ironically, it was concocted by a puzzler, yet it won't fit a scrabble board.
I see an entrepreneurial opportunity! A big boy Scrabble set with extended board to match.
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #22
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Old 12-11-2008, 08:04 PM   #23
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I see an entrepreneurial opportunity! A big boy Scrabble set with extended board to match.
Back in the 90's, there was a big charity scrabble tournament in the city where I worked. All the executives, bankers, lawyers and accountants in the city participated on company teams. For the competition, each team got a full set of scrabble tiles and could place them however they liked. Judges would then count up the total points. Each year, my team of lawyers spent several weeks in advance thinking up 15-letter words so that we could get three triples for each. I once figured out four 15-letter words to take up every space around the perimeter of the board. After we won four years in a row, however, they changed the rules.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:28 AM   #24
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I see an entrepreneurial opportunity! A big boy Scrabble set with extended board to match.
Janet, they already have that! (Good idea, though, obviously.)
Amazon.com: Super Scrabble: Toys & Games

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You'll find 200 wooden letter tiles, comprising a unique letter distribution, that permits you to make words not possible in regular gameplay (without using the blanks). The Super Scrabble gameboard has nearly twice the amount of spaces of a standard board (441 spaces compared to 225). The added room allows your words to spread further and faster than ever before. To the familiar double and triple letter and word scoring spaces are added all new quadruple letter and word scoring spaces, tempting you to reach for bigger and bigger bonuses.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:49 AM   #25
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I actually watched world championship scrabble on ESPN. Amazing stuff! People come up with such words and so fast.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:18 AM   #26
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ironically, it was concocted by a puzzler, yet it won't fit a scrabble board.
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Janet, they already have that! (Good idea, though, obviously.)
Amazon.com: Super Scrabble: Toys & Games
just 21 spaces. my statement stands. (stop trying to scare me)
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Judging by the title of the thread, I was hoping to read about the history of the board. You know we were running an Atari back in the '80s, and then we upgraded to an Apple II with a tape drive, but then CFB started posting about bacon and Nords started to give an online degree on nuclear engineering, so we had to upgrade to a hard drive -- the technical details, but it's just a bunch of people congratulating each other. You all need to go choke on a high-APR credit card with low credit limit and constantly shifting payment dates, preferably a GM Card.
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:22 AM   #28
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I choked on a peanut the other day....how's that?
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I choked on a peanut the other day....how's that?
Not good enough unless the peanut was left over from a ride on a bankrupt airline.
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Not good enough unless the peanut was left over from a ride on a bankrupt airline.
How did you know where my nuts came from?
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The other boards don't have Al discussing buddameouk either!!!
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No, the peanut was from a jar of peanut butter that broke and had been strained to get rid of the shards that had become embedded in it:

Confused and scared

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