We had 19 players at LaCasita last week. That included newcomers Will Sampson and Alyssa M.
Carol Dustin won all four: 400 — 364 — 422 — 395
3/1: Lisa, Steve P., Cal, Zbigniew
2/1: Dennis, David H., Harmony
Next up for byes: Pete, Derek, Steve P., Fran, Lisa, Jason.
If you look at Z’s bingo report, you’ll see that I played 3 of the 4 phoney bingos last week. But not really, because “HIESTED*” was actually HEISTED which is good, I wrote it down wrong on my sheet, and Z has since changed it in his master copy.
However, I did try HIESTED* first. Cal challenged it off, but was not able to block my ability to play it right on the next turn. HEISTER is good too. I’m sure you’ve all seen the headline — ” ‘I before E except after C’, proved wrong by scIEnce”.
DRAPIEST* is no good because drapy* is no good, but wait, DRAPEY is good, and it means what drapy* would mean, were it good. But drapey has no comparative forms. My other phoney, MELANINE*, is also very close to being a real word — MELANIN is good, MELAMINE is good, MELANITE and MELANIZE — I was one letter off in many different ways!
But enough about me… What about that Doobie, daring to dabble in the dubious dungeon of directorship?
Words which end with BIE — (% means it was added with last update) :
BARBIE % -- a portable fireplace for cooking BOOBIE -- a breast -- an offensive term CABBIE -- cabby (a cab driver) CORBIE -- a raven or crow DOBIE -- adobe DOOBIE % -- a marijuana cigarette FREEBIE -- something given or received without charge KEBBIE -- a rough walking stick LAMBIE -- a lambkin (a small lamb) NEWBIE % -- a newcomer SWABBIE -- a sailor YABBIE % -- yabby (an Australian crayfish) ZOMBIE -- a will-less human capable only of automatic movement
All of the above take an ending -s; LAMBIE also takes -r (comparative of lamby; resembling a lamb).
Some words that are homonymous with DOOBIE:
DUBIETY DUBIOUS, DUBIOUSNESS, DUBIOSITY DUBITABLE, DUBITABLY (also INDUBITABLE, INDUBITABLY) INDUBITABILITY (but NOT dubitability*) DUBITATION all the above words relate to the word DOUBT. DUBNIUM -- a synthetic element (symbol: Db -- Atomic #: 105) DUBONNET -- a dark purplish color (used of wines)
Of course, his name isn’t REALLY Doobie, but don’t tell anyone…
When you look at the stats, be sure to notice how close Steve and Lisa are to each other ♥ — I mean, in their win percentages… and their average scores. It’s amazing. Also note that David Herfel has attained enough games to enter the ranks, sitting at #6. Rob and Scott are still at the tippy-top.
I’ve attached a Scrabble cartoon that was posted on FB this week, and an amusing acronym that will probably never pass muster for the OSPD :) Don’t worry, I didn’t attach pictures of doobies or boobies.
See you soon,