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If you want to cause a break up amongst people, put them in a house without a TV or the news or anything like that, give them a Scrabble board and no dictionary. Watch the sparks fly!
Ed Byrne, The Bubble

Calvin: Ha! I've got a great word and it's on a "double word score" box!
Hobbes: "Zqfmgb" isn't a word! It doesn't even have a vowel!
Calvin: It is so a word! It's a worm found in New Guinea! Everyone knows that!
Hobbes: I'm looking it up.
Calvin: You do, and I'll look up that 12-letter word you played with all the X's and J's!"
Hobbes (picking up the score card): ...What's your score for "zqfmgb"?
Calvin: 957.

Bernoulli: The word was "flotsam".
Klein: WHAT?!
Bernoulli: (giggling) Flotsam!
Klein: Oh, come on, Jordan!
Jordan: Nonononono! Do not blame the artist! The artist is without blame.
Birkhoff: Jordan, can you even define the word "flotsam"?
Jordan: (laughing) Of course I can define flotsam! (beat, then quietly) No I can't, help, please.
Wolf 359, "Into the Depths"


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