Today is National Scrabble Day here in the United States. The day celebrates the birth of Scrabble¹⁴ inventor Alfred¹⁰ Mosher¹¹ Butts⁷ (numbers equal the Scrabble point value).
Scrabble, and the countless knockoffs it spawned, is a fantastic game based on words. For writers, Scrabble can help expand (and show off) a vast vocabulary. When else can you impress people with words like Za¹¹, Whizz²⁹, and Zombify²⁶?
What I find uniquely strange is the word “Scrabble” does not bring up a single result in The⁶ Writing¹¹ Cooperative¹⁸. Seven years of content about writing and not a single mention of the word-based board game! Today’s newsletter obviously rectifies the situation.
? What is your favorite Scrabble word?
? Read more from The Writing Cooperative on expanding your vocabulary:
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