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5th Oct '17 10:05:38 AM Ulkomaalainen
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo0ncg-2zPY In an NBA on ESPN commercial]], Shaquille O'Neal is dominating a game of Scrabble. The (then) Phoenix Suns center baffles NBA analysts Stuart Scott and Mike Breen with words like "Shaqtastic" and "Shaqtus". The presence of so many Q's is [[LampshadeHanging challenged by the anchors]]. Additional humor in that he breaks almost every rule. Multiple turns in a row, words that aren't actually connected to each other, incomplete "words", and words that are far too long to be played at once. The shot of the game board doubles as a FreezeFrameBonus.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo0ncg-2zPY In an NBA on ESPN commercial]], commercial, Shaquille O'Neal is dominating a game of Scrabble. The (then) Phoenix Suns center baffles NBA analysts Stuart Scott and Mike Breen with words like "Shaqtastic" and "Shaqtus". The presence of so many Q's is [[LampshadeHanging challenged by the anchors]]. Additional humor in that he breaks almost every rule. Multiple turns in a row, words that aren't actually connected to each other, incomplete "words", and words that are far too long to be played at once. The shot of the game board doubles as a FreezeFrameBonus.
29th Sep '17 1:05:55 PM Zeanoth
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* The ZX Spectrum version of ''Scrabble'' had a fairly restricted dictionary, due to reasons of space; allegedly it cut out some of the simpler words so the computer could play more complex ones. This resulted in illegal moves not being rejected, but the computer asking the user to confirm whether he was playing a valid word. Which he was. Every time. Honest. What do you mean "QXWWVAR" isn't a word?

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* The ZX Spectrum version of ''Scrabble'' had a fairly restricted dictionary, due to reasons of space; allegedly it cut out some of the simpler words so the computer could play more complex ones. This resulted in illegal moves not being rejected, but the computer asking the user to confirm whether he was they were playing a valid word. Which he was.they were. Every time. Honest. What do you mean "QXWWVAR" isn't a word?
10th Sep '17 9:26:17 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft : [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/masta18/lovecraft_scrabble.jpg Scrabble Master]]


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* Creator/HPLovecraft : [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/masta18/lovecraft_scrabble.jpg Scrabble Master]]
15th Jul '17 10:24:35 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton is playing Scrabble with his fellow WorldWarII veterans and plays "anzio". One of them challenges, and Cotton relates the stirring story of the Battle of Anzio. His friend retracts his challenge, even though it's a proper noun.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'', Cotton is playing Scrabble with his fellow WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veterans and plays "anzio". One of them challenges, and Cotton relates the stirring story of the Battle of Anzio. His friend retracts his challenge, even though it's a proper noun.
14th Jul '17 9:18:40 AM themisterfree
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** Dilbert's mother has been accused of trying to use "counterfeit vowels" in a game of Scrabble; the charges were never proven.
16th Jun '17 7:03:15 PM FreeJaffa
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Cheers}}'' has Cliff doing this to Woody in a game of Boggle.
16th May '17 7:11:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''UndocumentedFeatures'' has Lying Bastard Scrabble. [[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/Forum-docs/DCForumID9/215.html Here]] is a forum post about it.

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* ''UndocumentedFeatures'' ''Fanfic/UndocumentedFeatures'' has Lying Bastard Scrabble. [[http://www.eyrie-productions.com/Forum-docs/DCForumID9/215.html Here]] is a forum post about it.
13th May '17 3:54:07 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/{{Ellen}}'', Adam is called on his use of the word "susurrus". It turns out to be a real word, but not for a kind of dinosaur as he claimed. Not a Scrabble example, but there was an old {{MTV}} mockumentary about a boy band (''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2ge%2Bher 2ge+ her]]'') in which said boy band hosted a spelling bee where that word came up. When asked to use it in a sentence, they produced: "Hey, man: check out that sussurrus."

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* In ''Series/{{Ellen}}'', Adam is called on his use of the word "susurrus". It turns out to be a real word, but not for a kind of dinosaur as he claimed. Not a Scrabble example, but there was an old {{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}} mockumentary about a boy band (''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2ge%2Bher 2ge+ her]]'') in which said boy band hosted a spelling bee where that word came up. When asked to use it in a sentence, they produced: "Hey, man: check out that sussurrus."
29th Apr '17 12:42:56 PM nombretomado
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* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]], in response to Hasbro's (or, more specifically, ''Mattel's'') proposed rule change, revealed his "new" middle name, Q[[ColossalCave xyzzy]]. it requires 0-point blank tiles to spell out, as it contains a second "z", but otherwise would be a legal word under the new rules (if it were his actual middle name). However, under those rules, Xexex (an actual arcade game) would be legal (albeit low-scoring due to 2 zero-point blanks).

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* [[Series/TheColbertReport Stephen Colbert]], in response to Hasbro's (or, more specifically, ''Mattel's'') proposed rule change, revealed his "new" middle name, Q[[ColossalCave Q[[VideoGame/ColossalCave xyzzy]]. it requires 0-point blank tiles to spell out, as it contains a second "z", but otherwise would be a legal word under the new rules (if it were his actual middle name). However, under those rules, Xexex (an actual arcade game) would be legal (albeit low-scoring due to 2 zero-point blanks).
14th Mar '17 4:01:35 PM ShinyCottonCandy
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* David L. Smith, the author of the Melissa virus, called himself "Kwyjibo"
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