Help me think of some Scrabble-eligible words that use a Q but not a U…
QAT, QAID and QANAT are my personal favorites.
never forget suq.
I usually try for qoph.
All I can remember right now.
That’s my “go to” word when I have q and no u!
Moving from Cafe Society to Game Room.
qi has saved my ass more times than I can count. You get an I next to a trip word score and can put the q on it with another 1 to do qi twice you’re golden.
Damned if I know.
I always liked SUQ, QAT, TRANQ, and FAQIR. (Of course SUQ requires a U, but sometimes you can find one on the board that will work.)
Are names of countries allowed? I forget. My first guess was Iraq or Qatar.
I played scrabble with a girl I goto school with, and she used VQA (some abbreviation in her Canadian English dictionary). I called bullshit and said that abbreviations were not allowed. She protested and refused to look up the rules. Guess who won? :dubious:
Not in Scrabble.
By the way, when did “QI” become acceptable in American Scrabble? I remember in the late 90s it was on the British Scrabble two-letter word lists (was that OSW?) , but not the official American Scrabble word lists (OSPD). I remember this coming up when playing Scrabble with British friends.
It works on my iphone scrabble game. That’s good enough for me.
On the other hand, it accepts “sith” but not “jedi.”
Sorry. I know that it is acceptable in American Scrabble now. Just wondering when that happened.
I could look it up, but if I recall correctly, about four years ago or so. At the same time, “ZA” (short for pizza of course, an abbreviation no one has ever heard or used in real life) became acceptable. Some of the Scrabble world was up in arms about it actually - a game-changer. Before that in American Scrabble there were no two-letter words you could use with Q or Z. I hadn’t been playing Scrabble very long (except when I was a kid) when they became acceptable, so I didn’t care – in fact I was glad – but some people were seriously upset.
“Sith” is an old form of “since.”
Yes! I’m pretty sure “ZA” was the other two-letter anomaly. I used to play with a group of British guys when I lived in Europe–this would have been 1998-2003–and the first few times I played Scrabble with them, these two-letter words would come out. IIRC, the Scrabble set came with a 2-letter word list, and QI was definitely on it, and I think ZA may have been at the time as well. I’m not positive about ZA though.
ETA: Also, I’ve certainly heard “za” in real life–most recently on a TV commercial yesterday. My brother and I use the word in a tongue-in-cheek manner. It’s not really part of our slang, but we’ve heard it enough to, well, use it in a tongue-and-cheek manner.
Dammit, missed the edit window. It was today’s broadcast of the Cubs game that Bob Brenly used the word “za,” not a commercial.