Thursday, January 26, 2012


My third game of Scrabble in Norwegian (well, Word Feud) gave me my first victory against a friend of mine in the south of Norway who is an excellent player. It came down me being 30 points behind with a single F in my rack. That's when I saw UFO, not a word in U.S. Scrabble, but acceptable in British Scrabble and Norwegian as well ("ufo" is not an abbreviation in Europe, it's a legitimate word pronounced "oo-foh"). It gave me 22 points plus my opponent's tiles, for a very narrow steal!

I don't have strong vocabulary, but I've got good strategy, can identify letter combinations that look like they could be Norwegian words, and I'm memorizing the 2-letter word list.

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