Saturday, November 28, 2009


Found word of the day...

PAPYRI (plural of PAPYRUS)

Not so uncommon, but I didn't know you could make it plural this way. The names have been changed (whited out) to protect the innocent.

Also all good:

Hmm, that reminds me of HYENA, HYENIC, HYENOID, HYENINE.
Comment if you know of any other words like this that have 3 different adjective forms.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Episode 52 notes...

IH words
IHRAM a garb worn by muslim pilgrims
JIHAD (JEHAD) a muslim holy war (HADJI)
NIHIL nothing
MIHRAB a niche in a mosque
MANIHOT a tropical plant
COPIHUE a climbing vine  koh-pee-wey

ULTRA an ultraist
SUPRA above (no s)
(O)MEGA great in size or importance (no s)
GIGA a gigue/ gighe (a lively dance)

over and out:
OUTBRED (doubter obtrude redoubt) to interbreed relatively unrelated stocks
OVERBRED to breed to excess

MOG to move away

SFORZATO(s) the playing of a tone or chord with sudden force

(alternate spelling of SFORZATO! FORZANDO takes an S front hook!)

also: SFERICS an electronic detector of storms
        SFUMATO  a technique used in painting      

PSORALEN a drug used to treat psoriasis

TRICORN(E) a hat with the brim turned up on three sides

BIRAMOSE  divided into two branches (no s)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Found word of the day...

Playing an opponent on FB with this as a last name.

JACOBIN a pigeon

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Found word of the day...


In a book of 'useless facts' at the local ice cream shop..

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Found word of the day...

One of many interesting antelope names.
Not too keen on buying the hide of one and draping it over my couch, though.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quite possibly...

...the coolest SCRABBLE play I've ever made. It was during a Facebook game, but I decided to recreate it here:

see if you can figure it out.