Is That a Word?: From AA to ZZZ, the Weird and Wonderful Language of SCRABBLE

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Chronicle Books, Jul 13, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 176 pages
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Scrabble® aficionados may know that both "Brr" and "Brrr" are legitimate plays, but what about everyday names like Peter, Carl, and Marge? They're not listed as proper nouns, but they are certainly playable. For lovers of Scrabble®, Bananagrams®, and Words with Friends®, this lively guide helps readers make the most out of word games, packed with new ways to remember the best words alongside tips for improving game play and much more. Part strategy guide and part celebration of all things wordy, this collection of facts, tips, and surprising lists of playable words will instruct and delight the letterati.

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While not as good as Word Freak or Letterati, this was a good book. I enjoyed the way it mixed Scrabble's history with new words. While he makes the point that a good Scrabble player doesn't necessarily need to know the word's meanings, I like that he included them. Read full review


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David Bukszpan is a freelance book publicist and co-creator of the literary t-shirt jersey line, Novel-T. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Dave Hopkins is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines from The Economist to MOJO. He lives in the UK.

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