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#207875 - 11/01/12 12:55 AM New scrabble words  
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Found this list in todays NZ Herald online. Any of which could have been a candidate for Hoggys.

Endangered words to become officially playable in Scrabble, by region:

Devon:

Zowpeg, Zowpig - woodlouse

Quaazy - unwell

Gleanies - guinea fowl

East Yorkshire:

Swaal - throw, chuck

Twag - play truant

Scaal - to spread over the ground (eg muck)

Cumbria:

Darrack - a day's work

Whick - living, alive - not dead

Lancashire:

Marlock - to play, joke, prank

Meemaw - an antic, grotesque action, expression of freedom

Layrock - skylark or lark

Lincolnshire:

Skelled - tipped

Arrad - tired

Splawder - to walk or run awkwardly and inefficiently, to spread over

Hotchin - a hedgehog

Gawster - to laugh helplessly

Nowter - a nobody, someone who does not count

Norfolk:

Tizzick - cough

Pishamire - ant

Swidge - small puzzle

Northumberland:

Stangy - tailor

Norration - confused noise, disturbance

Kent:

Pogger - compulsive worrier

Boboy - human figure, scarecrow

#207880 - 11/01/12 11:09 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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Great collection of words. But do you have to be playing in the county specified to count them?

#207882 - 11/01/12 11:18 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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Good find olly...some interesting words.

And pity you didnt run a hog round with one frown

#207886 - 11/01/12 03:02 PM Re: New scrabble words [Re: Candy]  
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I'm impressed.
Wish I played Scrabble more often.


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#207888 - 11/01/12 10:01 PM Re: New scrabble words [Re: Faldage]  
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Great collection of words. But do you have to be playing in the county specified to count them?

I'd imagine you'd have to know the words first and then verify them with the 'official' scrabble book 'o' words.

#207889 - 11/01/12 11:08 PM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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I've run across pismire before, in Shakespeare, I think, for ant, and I believe ptisic (tizzick) as well, meaning consumption, tuberculosis. I like quaazy and splawder and, especially, nowter.

#207890 - 11/02/12 01:41 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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The nowter's motto:

There's three kinds of people in this world. Those that count and those that don't count.

#207892 - 11/02/12 10:37 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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That sums it up nicely, Faldo.

#207897 - 11/02/12 10:55 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: Candy]  
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It's a interesting list - somemof the words are familiar to me - especially the ones from the northern counties. I've never heard "Marlock" in Lancashire, though. Possibly it's common in the southern part of the county. Up here, in Northn Lancashire, they are more likely to say "laikin" for play, practical joke, etc. It is even more common in WestYorkshire. The word is Scandinavian, and in current usage in Denmark - prolly parts of Norway, too.


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#207898 - 11/02/12 11:06 AM Re: New scrabble words [Re: olly]  
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In Oz we talk about Larakin, a likeable rouge. Is that similar to laikin Rhuby?

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