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today's wwftd is... quinzhee #217981
08/07/14 01:46 PM
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the worthless word for the day is: quinzhee


[fr. Athabaskan koézhii, 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.. That’s 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.

you say "potato..." [Re: tsuwm] #217993
08/07/14 09:11 PM
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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")

Re: you say "potato..." [Re: wofahulicodoc] #217997
08/07/14 10:14 PM
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neither of which would have gotten you onto a Scrabble board, tho', unless you were playing 'house rules'!

Re: you say "potato..." [Re: tsuwm] #217998
08/07/14 10:39 PM
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... and no 400 points neither. I'll just have to use a blank and settle for QUIZZING.

Re: you say "potato..." [Re: wofahulicodoc] #218010
08/08/14 03:58 PM
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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.)

today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm] #218011
08/08/14 04:01 PM
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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 we’re 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

Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm] #218022
08/09/14 09:46 AM
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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 we’re 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


No accounting for peevers

Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: FoFong] #218023
08/09/14 03:40 PM
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Welcome, FoFong


----please, draw me a sheep----
Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: FoFong] #218031
08/10/14 01:14 AM
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FoFong> peevers

heh.

Re: today's wwftd is... qajaq [Re: tsuwm] #218033
08/10/14 11:57 AM
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