Monthly Archives: June 2015

PHENOMENAL 2-LETTER WORD “UP”

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Forwarded by Gretchen Cowan, written by Robert Boxter on June 19, 2015.

“I never knew one word in English language that can be a noun, verb, adj, adv, prep. UP

 Read until the end. You’ll be amused. 

This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is “UP.” It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]. 

It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP? 

 At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election (if there is a tie, it is a toss UP) and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car. At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses. To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.

 And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is blocked UP. We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!

To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.


If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with (UP to) a hundred or more. When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, it soaks UP the earth. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now. My time is UP! 


Oh. Oh, one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?

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Maliha’s response: I wake UP in the morning. Get UP out of bed. At night I rest UP and dream UP of pleasant things to do next. UP!
  Thanks Gretchen!

SUPER-S CLUB RESULTS 6-18-15

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Big welcome to Kyle Marx!  Najat volunteered to show Kyle how Super-S game can be fun and challenging to play.  In spite of Maliha’s forgetfulness of giving him the cheat sheet for a first timer in the club, Kyle did pretty well scoring 700 points during his second game.  He also won an instant award for finding an insect-related word to play.  He had experienced playing the standard Scrabble® before.

Congratulations to all winners!  Roy Kamen won 3 games.  Najat Reikes had a high cum of 2929 and a high game during the first round at 1217Gretchen Cowan found 13 bingo words.

BOB AGNEW, Games=2, Win=0, HG=759, HCum=1485, Bingos=2

GRETCHEN COWAN, Games=3, Win=2, HG=958, HCum=2591, Bingos=13

NANCY DOUGLAS, Games=3, Win=0, HG=808, HCum=2212, Bingos=5

RENEE KAHN, Games=3, Win=2, HG=856, HCum=2504, Bingos=2

ROY KAMEN, Games=3, Win=3, HG=1002, HCum=2883, Bingos=2

PAUL KANTER, Games=2, Win=1, HG=752, HCum=1427, Bingo=1

BILL LAPINSKI, Games=3, Win=2, HG=994, HCum=2702, Bingos=11

MALIHA MAHMOOD, Games=3, Win=2, HG=861, HCum=2558, Bingos=3

KYLE MARX, Games=3, Win=1, HG=700, HCum=1838, Bingo=1

MARIAN MELENDEZ, Games=3, Win=1, HG=700, HCum=1765, Bingo=1

PAT REED, Games=3, Win=1, HG=1031, HCum=2639, Bingos=12

NAJAT REIKES, Games=3, Win=2, HG=1217, HCum=2929, Bingos=10

TOM TITUS, Games=3, Win=2, HG=963, HCum=2741, Bingos=7

FERN TRAUSCH, Games=3, Win=1, HG=935, HCum=2589, BINGOS=8

Bill Lapinski had a high bingo word SENOPIAS=140.  After Bill completed his 30th games he received a special rack depicting his turtle snacking on watermelon and rose petals, designed and handcrafted with synthetic clay and decorated with the stones listed in his zodiacal sign of Cancer.

THE NEXT SUPER-S GAMES: 7-9-15. Reminder will be sent a few days before we meet.

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SUPER-S CLUB GAMES 6-18-15

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New Players are always welcome to our extraordinary games.  We begin at 10:00 a.m.  Newcomers are expected to TEXT or call Maliha at 714-654-4308 to find out where.  Cheat Sheet will be allowed on your first three visits.  Please let me know if you can make it so we’ll have enough food.  After the first game, we have lunch; then we play two more games.

The pot for a word with 14 to 15+ letters is now worth $330.  After Nancy Douglas and Bill Lapinski won the pot for 12 to 13 letters on May 21, 1015, the pot is replenished starting with $5.  It accumulates again as each meeting occurs. Winning 3 games will have the $15 award; a high game score will have a penny per point (Super-S high game can reach beyond 1200+ points); high cum at 1/4 of a penny; there’s an award for most bingos played, and for a high-point bingo word.  So come and join the funnest game in town.  Play the assigned categories.  To qualify for an instant award, the word must contain 5 letters or more.

1st game category:   INSECTS.  To name a few, ALDERFLY, ANTLION, ARTHROPOD, BEETLE, BUTTERFLY, CENTIPEDES, CHITINOUS, CICADA, CRICKET, COCKROACH, DAMSELFLY, DOBSONFLY, DRAGONFLY, EARWIG, FLIES, GRASSHOPPER, HEXAPOD, INVERTEBRATES, LACEWING, MANTIS, MAYFLIES, MITES, MOSQUITO, MOTHS, PHYLUM, ROACHES, SPIDERS, SCORPION, TICKS, WASPS, WEEVIL, etc.

2nd game: Regarding COLORS, such as:  REDDISH, YELLOW, BLUES, GREEN VIOLET, INDIGO, ORANGE, LAVENDER, MAROON, OCHRE, OCHEROUS, OCHER, BLUISH, BROWN, GREENISH, YELLOWISH, GRAYS, ARGENTINE, GREY, SILVER, PEWTER, etc.

3rd game:  FOOFWEAR such as:  BOOTS, CLOGS, FLATS, HEELS, INSOLES, LOAFERS, SANDALS, SHOES, SLIPPERS, SNEAKERS, SOCKS, OXFORDS, WEDGES, etc.

ALL DAY category:  Words with MYO– at the beginning such as:  MYOCARDIA, MYOCARDIAL, MYOCARDITIS, MYOCARDITISES, MYOCARDIUM, MYOCLONIC, MYOCLONUS, MYOCLONUSES, MYOELECTRIC, MYOELECTRICAL, MYOFIBRIL, MYOFIBRILLAR, MYOFIBRILS, MYOFILAMENT, MYOFILAMENTS, MYOGENIC, MYOGLOBIN, MYOGLOBINS, MYOGRAPH, MYOGRAPHS, MYOID, MYOINOSITOL, MYOINOSITOLS, MYOLOGIC, MYOLOGIES, MYOLOGIST, MYOLOGISTS, MYOLOGY, MYOMA, MYOMAS, MYOMATA, MYOMATOUS, MYOMECTOMIES, MYOMECTOMY, MYOMERE, MYOMERES, MYONEURAL, MYOPATHIC, MYOPATHIES, MYOPATHY, MYOPE, MYOPES, MYOPIA, MYOPIAS, MYOPIC, MYOPICALLY, MYOPIES, MYOPY, MYOSCOPE, MYOSCOPES, MYOSES, MYOSIN, MYOSINS, MYOSIS, MYOSISES, MYOSITIS, MYOSITISES, MYOSOTE, MYOSOTES, MYOSOTIS, MYOSOTISES, MYOTIC, MYOTICS, MYOTOME, MYOTOMES, MYOTONIA, MYOTONIAS, MYOTONIC.  The Official WGPO WJ2 app is free, containing the WORD JUDGE FOR CLUBS AND TOURNAMENTS, THE OFFICIAL WGPO WORD LIST OF WORD GAME PLAYERS IN NORTH AMERICA.  Download the electronic adjudicator from: wgpo-wj2.com.