Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Dictionary

Source: Jason Powers

"That is so not a word."

"Yes it is!"

"No, it's not!"

"It so is!"



"A proper noun, maybe- but not a word."

"Proper noun?  No."

"Yeah- it may be some dude's last name- but that's about it."

"No, it's a word, I'm telling you!"

"Prove it."

"Oh, you're gonna make me look it up?  I know it's a word!"

"No, come on- put your moneny where your mouth is."

"You're the one challenging it!"

"Ok, then, we can just take these tiles right off the board and-"

"You touch those, you die!"

"Then prove it, already!"

"You are such a douche!"

"You're the one makin' up words, pretending you know obscure terms so you can cheat and get the triple word score- that is such a-"

"Ha!  Here it is, look right there- delf!  Delf is a noun, and it means a type of pottery."

"What?  No way!"

"Yeah, right here- it's an earthenware having an opaque white glaze with an overglaze decoration, usually in blue."

"Seriously?  What the hell?"

"So I'll be taking that triple word score, and, if you don't mind I'll be holding onto my dictionary so that the next time you decide to challenge me I can put you in your lowly place."

"... I hate you."


  1. I've had this conversation many times, in my head. Out loud it dies after two exchanges because I have no poker face whatsoever.

    But "delf" could work - the singular of prophets?

  2. My sister is the one you have to watch when playing Scrabble. She has a pretty good vocabulary so you're never sure if she's bluffing or playing a strange word you've never heard of. :)

  3. Great little exchange. Could picture it in front of me! ;)

  4. Hahahaha, I'm pretty much the same when I play scrabble, but to be fair I do tend to make up words :D

  5. I always ended up challenging someone and then finding out they were right! It's so annoying.

  6. Interesting blog, Beverly. I'll bet many of us have had similar conversations.


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