Friday, November 16, 2007

The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary Fourth Edition

First line: This is the fourth edition of the enormously popular Official SCRABBLE (R) Players Dictionary, and it includes some 4,000 words not included in the previous edition.

Why you should read this book: Unless you're very serious about your gaming, you probably won't be reading this book per se, but if you play Scrabble, Boggle, or any other word game, this is the definitive reference that will end all argument on the subject of whether or not "QI," "AA," and "ZZZ" are words (they are). Although this volume elimates the Anglo-Saxon expletives for those of you who may play words games with children and like to pretend that certain offensive terms don't actually exist, it is otherwise complete, with lots of surprises from science and foreign words that have made it into the lexicon. Pretty much an indispensible reference for the Scrabble aficionado.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You'd prefer a nice game of chess.

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