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Good vs. Bad [Oct. 3rd, 2007|10:32 am]
Douglas Spencer

Good: Being able to play a 7-letter word as your first move in a game of Scrabble.
Bad: picking up seven consonants immediately thereafter.

[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2007-10-03 09:42 am (UTC)
Is seven vowels worse, or better?
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[User Picture]From: dougs
2007-10-03 10:04 am (UTC)
Depends on the combination.

With only vowels, you can make ten two-letter words and four three-letter words, and if you're really stuck then you can play "euoi" or "euouae". No seven-letter words, though.

With only consonants, you have "tsktsks", although you're obviously going to have to use a blank for that second "k". With a "y" you can make "rhythms", with two "y"s you can make "glycyls" or "nymphly". But I'm not sure "y" counts as a consonant.

Sometimes you can pretend that "w" is a vowel, which means you can play "cwtch" -- which is nice.
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[User Picture]From: frandowdsofa
2007-10-03 01:57 pm (UTC)
Cwtch is so a word, and a very good word too! I'm doing it right now.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-03 05:13 pm (UTC)
I was always taught the vowels are: A E I O U and sometimes Y - which you have in all of the words above apart from the ones which aren't real!!!!
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[User Picture]From: nmg
2007-10-03 10:56 am (UTC)
Bad: picking up seven consonants immediately thereafter.

Unless they're HHMRSTY, of course.
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[User Picture]From: lproven
2007-10-04 02:13 am (UTC)
Serves you right. :-p
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