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the worthless word for the day is: quinzhee


[fr. Athabaskan kozhii, lit. in the shelter] also, quinzee
a snow shelter of a type originally used by N.A. Indians,
consisting of a mound of (settled) snow with a domed
chamber dug into it


"Don't forget to store your shovel inside the quinzee in case
there's a snowstorm.. and you have to dig yourself out."
- K. Callan, Happy Camper (2005)


"One of the new Canadian words creating excitement in
hardcore Scrabble circles -- "quinzhee," a shelter made by
hollowing out a pile of settled snow -- could give a player
a total of 401 points.. Thats a lot."
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014


NB: 5,000 words added to "The Official Scrabble Players
Dictionary," out Aug. 11 from Merriam-Webster.

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No need to be so esoteric! It's also a city slightly sorth of Boston (see here) and in medicine a peri-tonsillar abscess (see here).

(both pronounced "KWIN-zee")

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neither of which would have gotten you onto a Scrabble board, tho', unless you were playing 'house rules'!

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... and no 400 points neither. I'll just have to use a blank and settle for QUIZZING.

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yeah, I don't know where they came up with that total, unless they thought they were covering a triple letter score with the zed (plus two triple words, of course.)

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the worthless word for the day is: qajaq

[Inuit]
Greenland : kayak

"The reaction of the American players when we
told them that were adding the word kayak but
spelled [qajaq,] with two Qs and a J, was
divided between outrage and glee."
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014

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Originally Posted By: tsuwm
the worthless word for the day is: qajaq

[Inuit]
Greenland : kayak

"The reaction of the American players when we
told them that were adding the word kayak but
spelled [qajaq,] with two Qs and a J, was
divided between outrage and glee."
- National Post (canada.com), August 5, 2014


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Welcome, FoFong


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FoFong> peevers

heh.

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