snopes.com  

Go Back   snopes.com > Non-UL Chat > Amusement Bark

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13 November 2017, 04:04 PM
Ieuan ab Arthur's Avatar
Ieuan ab Arthur Ieuan ab Arthur is offline
 
Join Date: 19 October 2005
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 2,169
Reading U.K. Scrabble Group Bans Star Player For Breaking Tile Rule

S'mai bawb:

Quote:
The Association of British Scrabble players banned one of its star players for three years after an independent investigation concluded that he had broken rules in the popular word game...A committee member for the association, Elie Dangoor, said Monday that three independent witnesses saw Simmons put a hand with freshly drawn letter tiles back into a bag to draw more tiles -- contrary to the rules.
The Toronto Star

Wow, I didn't know that people took Scrabble so seriously.

Ta ra 'wan,

Ieuan "NSFBSKing X tile" ab Arthur
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13 November 2017, 04:31 PM
GenYus234's Avatar
GenYus234 GenYus234 is offline
 
Join Date: 02 August 2005
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 25,416
Default

Would make sense that they'd go by the letter of the law when enforcing the law of the letter.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 13 November 2017, 07:54 PM
Tootsie Plunkette's Avatar
Tootsie Plunkette Tootsie Plunkette is offline
 
Join Date: 26 October 2001
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 10,028
Icon106

Quote:
Cheers! Cheers! for our Scrabble Squad!
They fill the board with words that are odd
Adz and xebec, zax and qua,
Zarf and quinoa, pyx and ka!

Jato and furzy, os, ut and ugh,
Zygote and baba,
Yoho and vug!

They know every word except
The one that spells vic-to-ry!
"Fight Songs for Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports" from MAD #69 (March 1962).
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 13 November 2017, 08:07 PM
Brad from Georgia's Avatar
Brad from Georgia Brad from Georgia is offline
 
Join Date: 21 June 2000
Location: Snellvile, GA
Posts: 13,142
Default

Ah, memories! Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 13 November 2017, 10:15 PM
Lainie's Avatar
Lainie Lainie is offline
 
Join Date: 29 August 2005
Location: Suburban Columbus, OH
Posts: 74,310
Default

Oh, Mad Magazine. Fond childhood memories. Mad is the reason I've always been able to understand allusions to late 60s/early 70s movies that I was too young and/or sheltered to see.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 16 November 2017, 05:16 PM
DawnStorm's Avatar
DawnStorm DawnStorm is offline
 
Join Date: 11 March 2003
Location: Montgomery County, MD
Posts: 16,168
Fight

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ieuan ab Arthur View Post

Wow, I didn't know that people took Scrabble so seriously.

Just this week Cracked had an article on how cut throat bingo games can be.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Breaking Bad Mr. Men WildaBeast Fun House 2 24 June 2014 07:16 AM
A Star Player Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation Chloe Social Studies 4 17 April 2014 04:15 PM
Scrabble tiles drawn to determine ballot order in Alaska snopes Soapbox Derby 15 28 January 2014 03:12 PM
Breaking into a garage in 6 seconds Jenn Fauxtography 11 03 June 2010 06:28 AM
The two-horse rule snopes Science 12 12 September 2008 04:30 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.