Dispatches from Suburbia

If I played an instrument, I would have a band called "The Simon Thomsen Sex Tape"; and other musings, rants, and disconnected ramblings.

Monday, January 15, 2007

More Scrabble

Quote of the Day: "As I walked out tonight in the mystic garden/ The wounded flowers were dangling from the vines/I was passing by yon cool and crystal fountain/
Someone hit me from behind"
-Bob Dylan, "Ain't Talkin'"

It turns out that the Scrabble dictionary now includes the words "blog" and "webcast." In this dictionary you can also find the different variations of blog: blogger, blogging, blogginator (OK, I made this one up).

Anyway, I wasn't all that surprised, considering that Webster now includes the Simpsons-inspired "d'oh." Plus, I use the word "blog" on a daily basis. My parents, on the other hand, were shocked. I'm sensing a generation gap.

It's strange to think that, a few months ago, before I began this blog, I still wasn't sure what a "blog" was. I'd come across those silly myspace bulletins where people would say "read my blog!!!," then they'd post something about how blue they felt or about how their dachsund won't eat its dry dog food.

Then I actually got involved in this Blogger thing and later learned that "blog" is a shortened version of "web log." At least, I think that's what it is.

So, Scrabble took a very old concept--crossword puzzles--and combined it with another old concept--board games--and after so many years has updated by merely updating it's vocabulary. Now I know what to do with this B, L, and G. All I need to do is find an open O.


At 5:11 AM, Blogger ShadowFalcon said...

I ocassional bribe my husband into playing scrabble, I can't wait to use these new allowed words on him HaHaHa

At 6:13 AM, Blogger Michelle's Spell said...

I like bloginator! That's a great one. Great Dylan quote, too!

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Danny Tagalog said...

I wish I could find more people interested in Scrabble out here. Miss it like mad!

At 8:21 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

Being a weblogger makes me feel a little like a lumberjack.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Sheila said...

I try to make up cool sounding words when I play with my boyfriend but he always calls me on it. He says 'sheila-speak is not in the dictionary!'


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