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News : How Controversy Changed SCRABBLE

OSPD1 In 1978, the first SCRABBLE Dictionary was conceived and published by Merriam-Webster, with the help of the National Scrabble Association (NSA). The idea was to include any word that was found in one of the five major dictionaries at the time: Merriam-Webster's Collegi ...more

News : The Best Places to Play Scrabble Online

There's nothing better than playing a game of Scrabble, feeling the smooth wooden tiles in your hand and savoring the heavy fumes of cardboard, cheap wood and plastic as you rearrange the letters on your rack into the perfect word. You try to keep a straight face while you wat ...more

News : NAPP (National Association of Photoshop Users)

Join NAPP if you love photography. The membership cost will come back to you in discounts and the magazine in short order. Hardware, software, lighting gear, classes, workshops and so many other discounts and benefits make this a no-brainer. The website alone is filled with re ...more

News : SCRABBLE Back in Nigeria's National Sports Festival?

Could Nigeria add SCRABBLE to the list of games at their National Sports Festival in 2011? No one knows for sure, but it's definitely a possibility since SCRABBLE was among the competitions of the biennial 10-day sports fiesta in the past. In 2009, at the 16th Nigerian Nationa ...more

News : The Ultimate SCRABBLE Word List Resource

To some, SCRABBLE is just a board game to play during family game night or during a casual get-together. Others think of SCRABBLE as a mere hobby. But with any activity, there will always be fanatics—the ones who would rather sell their soul than stop—the ones with a constant ...more

News : SCRABBLE Expert Breaks Record

What's the highest score you ever achieved in one SCRABBLE game? 500? 600? 700? I think Plantation, Florida resident Robert Kahn has you beat. On March 3rd at the Lauderhill, FL SCRABBLE Club #276, Kahn scored an impressive 801 points. Amazingly, he did not break the record f ...more

News : Holy Moly—Scrabble is Getting Scrabbled

If you've checked out my SCRABBLE World, you may have read "How Controversy Changed SCRABBLE".  In that case, you know that the word JEW is not allowed in regular play, because it was deemed an offensive and obscene word. JEW v JEWED, JEWING, JEWS to bargain with—an offensive ...more

News : SCRABBLE Now Allows Proper Nouns

If you've read my blog "How Controversy Changed SCRABBLE", then you know that the word JEW is not allowed in regular play, because it was deemed an offensive and obscene word. JEW v JEWED, JEWING, JEWS to bargain with—an offensive term But this coming July, it will no longer ...more

SCRABBLE Facts : Butts, Boards & Blasphemies

SCRABBLE was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an architect in New York, in an attempt to make a word game that combined anagrams and crosswords, which involved chance, luck and a great degree of skill. Together, Butts and game-loving entrepreneur James Brunot, refined the game ...more

News : Complete List of SCRABBLE Commercials (VIDEO)

The SCRABBLE Brand trademark has been around since 1948, but video advertisements for the popular board game didn't appear until the start of this millennium. Although there may be a few SCRABBLE video spots out there that predate 2000, I haven't come across them. Aside from ...more

News : Possible New SCRABBLE Words?

QI and ZA. QI n pl. -S the vital force that in Chinese thought is inherent in all things ZA n pl. -S a pizza For over a decade, these words have been used in SCRABBLE play, but not in the US or Canada. It wasn't until their addition in the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionar ...more

How To : Score Big with Simple 2-Letter Words in Scrabble

No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Morph a human skull into a Terminator robot

Terminator Salvation is the fourth film out in theaters right now, starring Christian Bale as John Connor, the near-leader of the Resistance, and Sam Worthington as Marcus Wright, a mysterious new prototype robot, a one-of-a-kind. It also has a cameo of Arnold Schwarzenegger i ...more

How To : Draw Michael Jordan playing basketball

Remember Michael Jordan? He may not be in the news as much today, but he's still one of the greatest basketball players that ever existed — nobody can doubt that. Professional basketball just isn't the same without MJ, but if you'd like to see him in action again, all you have ...more

How To : Use the basic concepts to improve in archery

New to the sport of archery? Maybe you're trying to hunt that perfect buck? Whatever the case may be, sport or hunting, this eight-part video tutorial series will help improve your beginner skills, to start you on your way to becoming a great archer. Tom Surlak from the long ...more

How To : Understand Forex trading strategies

Forex— what is it? Any investor could tell you a complicated description of what Forex is, but the basics of the FX currency markets is— an over-the-counter financial market for trading currencies. The foreign currency exchange market has no central exchanges like the stock ma ...more

News : SCRABBLE RULES! Official Tournament Guidelines (PDF)

With the 2010 National SCRABBLE Championship coming up next weekend, I figured it would be good to show leisurely players and SCRABBLE neophytes what rules competitive Scrabblers have to follow. And believe it or not, this PDF is 27 pages long! If you want to see how these c ...more

How To : How would you design a school garden?

GOOD, a Los Angeles-based magazine focused on doing good in the world, along with LAUSD, The USDA People’s Garden Initiative, The Environmental Media Association, The National Gardening Association, The Urban & Environmental Policy Institute, The California School Garden Netwo ...more

How To : Become a flight medic

Are you interested in flight medicine? Taking care and transporting critical care patients to and from the sight of their injury to the hospital? In this video, learn from the President of the National Flight Medic Association, Jason Hums MPH what it takes to become a flight m ...more

News : Kids Kill Jimmy Kimmel at SCRABBLE

It's no secret that Jimmy Kimmel is a SCRABBLE man. He hosted and won the SCRABBLE 60th Anniversary Celebrity Doubles Tournament (SCRABBLE Under the Stars), and for the last couple of years, featured the National School SCRABBLE Champs on his late night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live ...more

News : 2010 World Cup prize money

So, as if it wasn't obvious enough, money is playing a big role in this World Cup, not just by how much will be injected into the South African economy (also dubbed as the "World Cup Bump"). Here's a brief look at what some teams stand to make depending on how far the make it. ...more

How To : Craft a duct tape Halloween bag

You've had pumpkin bags and you've had ghost bags, now you can have a Halloween colored duct tape bag to collect candy in this year. This bag is fun to use and just as much fun to make. Plus, by adding some reflective tape your bag will help keep you safe. Make a candy-corn-c ...more

News : "In Scrabble, anything is possible"

Slogan: "In Scrabble anything is possible. Grand National Tournament September 23, 2006." Beautiful young women are portrayed as rivals, hateful and violent. Ready to injure, kill to outweigh the other, a board game! *Courtesy La Meute

How To : Become a certified aerobics instructor

Aerobics are a super fun way to get rid of some calories and lose weight. If you really enjoy your classes, maybe you should consider taking up a healthy career as an instructor! This video will give you the steps you need to make your new job happen! You Will Need • A comput ...more

How To : Do front and back handsprings in cheerleading

Wish you could flip in order to spice up that cheer you've been working on? Learn how to do both a front and back hand spring in this video tutorial. Take Action: Stretch before practice. Improve flexibility. Hold stretch for 10 to 15 seconds. Stretch entire body evenly. La ...more

How To : Do pike jumps in cheerleading

Mastering your pike will add flare to any cheer. Learn how to do cheerleading pike jumps in this video tutorial. Take Action: Build strength & endurance. 2 minute intervals. Learn V-Up exercise. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading since she was thirteen years old and coachin ...more

How To : Do single leg variations in cheerleading

Changing your leg position can create a beautiful variation to an already existing cheer. Learn some cheerleading leg variations in this video tutorial. Take Action: Learn proper moves. Follow your team. Learn dances. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading since she was thirtee ...more

How To : Do stunt mounts in cheerleading

Knowing how to properly set up your mounts for cheerleading will help you execute your stunts safer and better. Learn how to do some stunt mounts in this video tutorial. Take Action: Learn proper moves. Follow your team. Learn dances. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading sinc ...more

How To : Stretch before cheerleading practice

One of the most important things to do before practicing your cheerleading is to stretch properly. Learn some simple tips on stretching in this video tutorial. Take Action: Learn moves to go with chants. Follow your team. Learn chants. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading sin ...more

How To : Do cheerleading dance combinations

Incorporating a dance into your cheer will leave every fan begging for more. Learn a cheerleading dance combination in this video tutorial. Take Action: Keep back arched. Keep head forward. Keep arms straight. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading since she was thirteen years ...more

How To : Do shoulder height stunts in cheerleading

Using stunts will ensure your cheers are visible to the crowd. Learn some shoulder height cheerleading stunts in this video tutorial. Take Action: Learn moves to go with chants. Follow your team & instructor. Learn chants. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading since she was th ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : RHYOLITE

RHYOLITE 64 points (14 points without the bingo) Definition: a volcanic rock [n] Rhyolite is an igneous rock, which is one of the three main rock types, aside from sedimentary and metamorphic rock. It's also an extrusive volcanic rock, which is formed on the surface through ...more

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