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6th Jul '16 6:02:53 PM MisterVercetti
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** Also inverted when Dilbert tries to play "it". Dogbert challenges, and ''wins'' because the dictionary in which they look "it" up was published by [[IncompetenceInc Dilbert's company and actually does not contain the word.

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** Also inverted when Dilbert tries to play "it". Dogbert challenges, and ''wins'' because the dictionary in which they look "it" up was published by [[IncompetenceInc Dilbert's company company]] and actually does not contain the word.
6th Jul '16 6:01:49 PM MisterVercetti
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** Also inverted when Dilbert tries to play "it". Dogbert challenges, and ''wins'' because the dictionary in which they look "it" up was published by Dilbert's company and actually does not contain the word.

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** Also inverted when Dilbert tries to play "it". Dogbert challenges, and ''wins'' because the dictionary in which they look "it" up was published by [[IncompetenceInc Dilbert's company and actually does not contain the word.
30th Jun '16 3:48:34 PM themisterfree
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* Ironically, it's been averted by both game show based of ''Scrabble'': [[Series/{{Scrabble}} the one with Chuck Wooler]] and ''Series/Scrabble Showdown''.

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* Ironically, it's been averted by both game show shows based of off ''Scrabble'': [[Series/{{Scrabble}} the one with Chuck Wooler]] Woolery]] and ''Series/Scrabble Showdown''.''Series/ScrabbleShowdown''.
30th Jun '16 3:46:56 PM themisterfree
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* Ironically, it's been averted by both game show based of ''Scrabble'': [[Series/{{Scrabble}} the one with Chuck Wooler]] and ''Series/Scrabble Showdown''.
28th Jun '16 7:38:53 AM Andyroid
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip (September 8, 1989), Dogbert plays the word 'neans', not for the points, but simply to get rid of some N's. Dilbert responds with "[[{{Pun}] The N's don't justify the 'neans'.]]" and Dogbert responds "[[OverlyPrepreparedGag I just wanted to hear you say that.]]"

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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip (September 8, 1989), Dogbert plays the word 'neans', not for the points, but simply to get rid of some N's. Dilbert responds with "[[{{Pun}] "[[{{Pun}} The N's don't justify the 'neans'.]]" 'neans',]]" and Dogbert responds "[[OverlyPrepreparedGag I just wanted to hear you say that.]]"
28th Jun '16 7:38:35 AM Andyroid
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip (September 8, 1989), Dogbert plays the word 'neans', not for the points, but simply to get rid of some N's. Dilbert responds with "[[IncrediblyLamePun The N's don't justify the 'neans'.]]"

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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip (September 8, 1989), Dogbert plays the word 'neans', not for the points, but simply to get rid of some N's. Dilbert responds with "[[IncrediblyLamePun "[[{{Pun}] The N's don't justify the 'neans'.]]" and Dogbert responds "[[OverlyPrepreparedGag I just wanted to hear you say that.]]"
21st Jun '16 10:03:18 AM thatother1dude
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* WesternAnimation/BugsBunny in "Napoleon Bunny-part," as he's playing with Napoleon's battle models:
-->'''Bugs:''' Hey, Nappy! This has Scrabble beat a mile! You oughta patent it!
6th Jun '16 4:26:10 AM Yendor
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A RulesLawyer may note that even according to official Scrabble rules, players are still technically ''allowed'' to play such words -- you just have to pay a points penalty [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught if your opponent challenges them]]. Also, contrary to the trope, asking an opponent to actually ''define'' a challenged word is considered bad form in high level play; tournament Scrabble players are [[SeriousBusiness too busy memorizing huge lists of words]] to bother with trivial things like what the words mean. It also doesn't ''have'' to [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible specifically be Scrabble they're playing]]; it could also be Boggle, the aforementioned Bananagrams, VideoGame/BookwormAdventures, or whatever.

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A RulesLawyer may note that even according to official Scrabble rules, players are still technically ''allowed'' to play such words -- you just have to pay a points penalty [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught if your opponent challenges them]]. Also, contrary to the trope, asking an opponent to actually ''define'' a challenged word is considered bad form in high level play; tournament Scrabble players are [[SeriousBusiness too busy memorizing huge lists of words]] to bother with trivial things like what the words mean. (Case in point: the French world championship was won by a man who ''[[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33606449 didn't speak French]]''.) It also doesn't ''have'' to [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible specifically be Scrabble they're playing]]; it could also be Boggle, the aforementioned Bananagrams, VideoGame/BookwormAdventures, or whatever.
17th May '16 6:19:39 PM StarTropes
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* Creator/BillEngvall talks about playing Scrabble with his wife. She creates words like "crepuscular" (which, for those interested, means "active at dawn and dusk"); the best he can do is "et."
--> "He et his biscuit."
5th May '16 2:00:30 AM PaulA
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* The short story "Scrabble With {{God}}", by JohnMFord, uses this trope with a twist. "It isn't that He cheats, exactly." But any word He plays is a real word -- even if it wasn't a minute ago. And He's not above ''un''creating things in order to be able to challenge His opponents' words, either...

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* The short story "Scrabble With {{God}}", God", by JohnMFord, Creator/JohnMFord, uses this trope with a twist. "It isn't that He cheats, exactly." But any word He plays is a real word -- even if it wasn't a minute ago. And He's not above ''un''creating things in order to be able to challenge His opponents' words, either...
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