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#4723 - 09/07/00 02:39 PM Re: Scrabble  
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Is it difficult, for one who is bilingual, to remember which
language set you're playing with, and therefore which words
are "foreign" and illegal?


#4724 - 09/07/00 03:57 PM Re: Scrabble  
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> Is it difficult, for one who is bilingual, to remember which
language set you're playing with, and therefore which words
are "foreign" and illegal?


The people I play Scrabble with, it's difficult to remember which is legal, foreign or otherwise in one language - but that's because they are all cheats !




#4725 - 09/07/00 04:19 PM Re: Scrabble  
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The people I play Scrabble with...are all cheats !


Learned from you, did they?





#4726 - 09/07/00 05:28 PM Re: Scrabble  
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The people I play Scrabble with are all cheats !

Long live the awesome power of the bluff. And bluffing isn't cheating. The Scrabble creators took this into account when they established a penalty for challenging a word and losing the challenge.

It's tough to bluff true wordsmiths (which is why I'd never play tsuwm). One must have excellent wordsmithing skills for both the offensive and defensive positions of the game.

Bluff, another word we owe to those Dutch settlers.

Brandon




#4727 - 09/07/00 07:34 PM Re: Scrabble  
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>>Is it difficult, for one who is bilingual, to remember which
language set you're playing with, and therefore which words
are "foreign" and illegal?


I don't get confused when I play English scrabble. I've never played Polish scrabble, but I don't think I'd have difficulty with it. Maybe it's because English and Polish are such different languages, but I suppose it's because I have always kept, or tried to keep, the two languages separate.

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