Playing Scrabble Means New Words

Real Estate Agent with Stoudt Realty REALTOR

I recently played scrabble with a bunch of teenagers and lost.

What was interesting is that someone put the word on the board - Google.

A word we all know on the internet.

I said "you can't use that word!"

Oh yes they can -

  1. goo·gle/ˈgo͞ogəl/Verb

    1. Use an Internet search engine, particularly "she spent the afternoon googling aimlessly".
    2. Search for the name of (someone) on the Internet to find out information about them.  More »
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Lori Robertson-Stoudt

Stoudt Realty

CDPE * CRS * ABR * Published Author * Licensed in MA & NH

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Comments (8)

Debbie Atwood
Century 21 Real Estate Center Everett, WA - Everett, WA
Real Estate Broker

Wow!  I would have never thought!  Interesting how things change isn't it?  Even the dictionary!

Jun 17, 2011 12:07 PM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

I do crossword puzzles and find they are always adding new words to the dictionary. No one tells Windows so when I do spell check, it says error.

Jun 17, 2011 12:11 PM
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Isn't it funny?  Every year they add new words to the dictionary.  Many of them are slang or things I never heard of, but they are reported as being in common use.  Where was I?  I wonder how Google will protect its trademark now that it is a common word which can be used without capitalization!

Jun 17, 2011 12:14 PM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

Language is constantly evolving, and it is amazing how these terms just grow to become part of our vocabulary and the dictionary!

Jun 17, 2011 12:18 PM
Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Surprised to find that Google is an allowable word in Scrabble. I play Words for Fun with the kids on my phone and know for sure that it's more lenient than the Scrabble dictionary. Then again, my scrabble dictionary is a bit old.

Jun 20, 2011 07:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Google is a regular word that many of us use every hour of the day.  Thanks for your post!

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Jun 20, 2011 07:20 AM
Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

When I think back on all the disputes over words playing Scrabble......we really needed one of those dictionaries!

Jun 21, 2011 02:05 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

This is just one of the many reasons I don't play Scrabble. I refuse to lose to words that aren't words with my kids.

Jul 05, 2011 07:15 PM