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2012-08-09 10:31:16 AM
If it isn't in the Scrabble dictionary, it won't do you any good. Words With Friends however is a lot more loose. I recently discovered it would take sexting.
 
2012-08-09 10:40:29 AM
They are all perfectly cromulent words.
 
2012-08-09 10:42:26 AM
No. I refuse to acknowledge "totes" as a word.
 
2012-08-09 10:49:26 AM

BattleFrenchie28: No. I refuse to acknowledge "totes" as a word.


Aw, are you jelli?
 
2012-08-09 10:51:18 AM
Not satisfied until they add sesquioxidizing

/obscure?

In other news, my spouse played 'fuji' on me yesterday in Words with Friends (on a 3x word score). WTF? It won't take 'anjou', but it WILL take fuji? Fark that noise.
 
2012-08-09 10:58:39 AM
... and chowhounds?
 
2012-08-09 11:09:08 AM
The Scrabble dictionary isn't.
 
2012-08-09 11:13:53 AM
Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.
 
2012-08-09 11:16:37 AM

SevenizGud: Not satisfied until they add sesquioxidizing

/obscure?

In other news, my spouse played 'fuji' on me yesterday in Words with Friends (on a 3x word score). WTF? It won't take 'anjou', but it WILL take fuji? Fark that noise.


WWF has a very asian centric leaning to many of the words it accepts. One of the many reasons I got annoyed with it.
 
2012-08-09 11:29:40 AM
Is it sad I knew the definition of all those words?
When will they add kwyjibo ?!
 
2012-08-09 11:38:06 AM

StrangeQ: SevenizGud: Not satisfied until they add sesquioxidizing

/obscure?

In other news, my spouse played 'fuji' on me yesterday in Words with Friends (on a 3x word score). WTF? It won't take 'anjou', but it WILL take fuji? Fark that noise.

WWF has a very asian centric leaning to many of the words it accepts. One of the many reasons I got annoyed with it.


It will accept 'bodega'
 
2012-08-09 12:03:22 PM

Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.


Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...
 
2012-08-09 12:25:34 PM

meanmutton: Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...


Bulgogi's good and all, but I'm going to have to back up Dinodork here. As long as it's dolsot bibimbap.
 
2012-08-09 12:38:39 PM

vermiis: meanmutton: Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...

Bulgogi's good and all, but I'm going to have to back up Dinodork here. As long as it's dolsot bibimbap.


Knock it off yous guyz. My MiL and I don't get along, so I never get any of her delicious cooking. It's been years since I've sat down to a bowl of her tofu jjigae.

/although Korean isn't quite spicy enough
 
2012-08-09 12:46:33 PM
Despite dictionaries adding "ginormous" as a word, I'm still bothered when somebody says it.
 
2012-08-09 12:51:34 PM

assjuice: It will accept 'bodega'


My objection is not so much that it is a foreign word as it is that it is a FARKing proper noun. I can understand it taking zaire, because that is a form of currency. But how is Fuji in any way not a proper noun?

Should I also be able to play SanFran?

I have learned to live with the foreign word objection, and happily play qi, za, xi, and xu all day long.
 
2012-08-09 01:16:46 PM

SevenizGud: assjuice: It will accept 'bodega'

My objection is not so much that it is a foreign word as it is that it is a FARKing proper noun. I can understand it taking zaire, because that is a form of currency. But how is Fuji in any way not a proper noun?

Should I also be able to play SanFran?

I have learned to live with the foreign word objection, and happily play qi, za, xi, and xu all day long.



Lowercase fuji is a type of cherry tree. Fun fact: japan is also valid because it's a type of varnish. Also the words alaska, texas, and colorado are all valid as they also refer to a dessert, a dockhouse, and a cigar.
 
2012-08-09 01:27:58 PM

vermiis: meanmutton: Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...

Bulgogi's good and all, but I'm going to have to back up Dinodork here. As long as it's dolsot bibimbap.


Nope...Yukhoe Bibimbap FTW.

Link

/Raw meat is for real men
 
2012-08-09 01:29:23 PM
Well in that case, I'd like to offer the OED my most heartfelt contrafibularities.

/it is a common word, down our way.
 
2012-08-09 01:59:30 PM

BattleFrenchie28: No. I refuse to acknowledge "totes" as a word.


As long as you don't need the simple present tense of the verb tote....
 
Boe
2012-08-09 02:14:07 PM

Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

 
2012-08-09 02:21:18 PM
Hmm, what's an "affogato"? {checks definition} MUST. HAVE. ONE. NOW.
 
2012-08-09 02:40:23 PM

Sybarite: Lowercase fuji is a type of cherry tree.


No. The cherry tree is the Mt. Fuji, and it is a proper noun.
 
2012-08-09 02:44:20 PM
Headline: Oxford Dictionaries Online's New Food Word Additions Include 'Frankenfish', ...

FTA: Frankenfood (n): Genetically modified food.

Making up new words in the headline of the article about the new words that were just added. That's some fine reportin' there Lou.
 
2012-08-09 02:56:35 PM

SevenizGud: Sybarite: Lowercase fuji is a type of cherry tree.

No. The cherry tree is the Mt. Fuji, and it is a proper noun.



Noun

S: (n) fuji, fuji cherry, Prunus incisa (shrubby Japanese cherry tree having pale pink blossoms)
S: (n) Fuji, Mount Fuji, Fujiyama, Fujinoyama, Fuji-san (an extinct volcano in south central Honshu that is the highest peak in Japan; last erupted in 1707; famous for its symmetrical snow-capped peak; a sacred mountain and site for pilgrimages)


Or, if you want to go even further afield, it's also the name of a Nigerian musical genre.
 
2012-08-09 03:07:10 PM
Also

fuji (noun)
Fuji, Mount (geographical name)


fu·ji
noun \ˈfü-(ˌ)jē\
: a spun silk clothing fabric in plain weave originally made in Japan
 
2012-08-09 03:21:13 PM

StrangeQ: WWF has a very asian centric leaning to many of the words it accepts. One of the many reasons I got annoyed with it.


I just quit all together. It's missing a ton of words. Not even foreign stuff. I can't remember all of the ones I tried... but I googled them all and indeed they were words (and not proper nouns.)
 
2012-08-09 03:22:55 PM
And yet, if you look up "Murder" in the OED, you will not find "a flock of crows" among the definitions, despite widespread usage across many decades.
 
2012-08-09 03:30:07 PM

Kuroshin: vermiis: meanmutton: Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...

Bulgogi's good and all, but I'm going to have to back up Dinodork here. As long as it's dolsot bibimbap.

Knock it off yous guyz. My MiL and I don't get along, so I never get any of her delicious cooking. It's been years since I've sat down to a bowl of her tofu jjigae.

/although Korean isn't quite spicy enough


So, you're not gettin' jigae wid' it?
 
2012-08-09 05:19:36 PM

Richelieu: And yet, if you look up "Murder" in the OED, you will not find "a flock of crows" among the definitions, despite widespread usage across many decades.


Huh. Are animal groupings something they keep away from for some reason?
 
2012-08-09 06:57:52 PM
Thanks a lot, people. Now I have to be at the Korean market in 26 minutes to get some 해물파전.
 
2012-08-09 10:10:06 PM

lake_huron: Kuroshin: vermiis: meanmutton: Dinodork: Great, now I'm hungry for bibimbap.

Bulkogi > bibimbap

Mmmm... bulkogi...

Bulgogi's good and all, but I'm going to have to back up Dinodork here. As long as it's dolsot bibimbap.

Knock it off yous guyz. My MiL and I don't get along, so I never get any of her delicious cooking. It's been years since I've sat down to a bowl of her tofu jjigae.

/although Korean isn't quite spicy enough

So, you're not gettin' jigae wid' it?

As a Korean, I enjoy sticky rice in all forms--bibimbap, plain, fried, gimbap, etc. Especially when you eat it cold with bacon. None of that long grain Minute Rice stuff.
/If a Korean ate Minute Rice instead of sticky rice, would that make them an Uncle Ben's?
//MMM...bap.
 
2012-08-09 10:56:03 PM
A bit surprised Red Velvet Cake, panko, and doughnut hole weren't in there already.
 
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