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Quirky Quarks and Scrabble Laughs

[#learning + #justforfun✨] For a long while now I have been somewhat of a Scrabble trainee studying under (read: constantly losing to) the distinguished Scrabble enthusiast - Margi Kulsoom Orchard. 🤓😎

We play by a rule that if you put a word down and don’t know what it means, you have to do three things:

1: Verify it in dictionary.

2: Prove it verified to opponent (usually involves waving the dictionary around in front of them gleefully).

3. Make a coherent sentence with it.

(Pretty similar to how you learn a new language - bar step 2 🤓🙋🏻‍♀️).

Anyhow… that’s the #learning, here’s the #justforfun:

My opponent, regarding the board seriously, puts down the Q on a triple and proceeds to make the word “quark”.

To which I say: “What is that!? The way a posh duck quacks?” *demonstrates with sound effects - quark quark quark* (as opposed to quack quack). 🤷🏻‍♀️ if ducks had accents…

I don’t know if anyone reading this will find it funny, but we burst out laughing. Such a fun moment - plus I’ll never forget what this means, and it’s one of the reasons I keep coming back to this game. 😂🥲

P.S. It can be really easy to play this game and forget the new words that your mind comes across. I used to try writing down new definitions in the scorebook for a while but it wasn’t sticking. Using a new word, like any new skill, is the best way to remember and master it.

Pic 2 = the definition of the word “quark”, for any English language lovers, or those just curious 🤓

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