SCRABBLE, ANYONE? #24: “Unexpected (But Legal!) Scrabble Words”

Photo by Kevin Keelan all rights reserved

Photo by Kevin Keelan / all rights reserved

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> Most people think of the words in this list as proper nouns, or perhaps abbreviations- both of which are not allowed in regulation Scrabble play.  But it is not uncommon for words to have more than one meaning in English.  If there is any use of the word that does not have to be capitalized- then it’s a valid play. And if you know acceptable words that don’t sound as though they are acceptable words- you might have a real advantage over your opponent.  Try these on for size:

AMTRAK

BERBER

BRAZIL

BROADWAY

CALIF

CHINA

DONEGAL

ELDORADO

EST

FRENCH

GOOGLE

HOLLAND

JAPAN

JERSEY

LIBRA

MARCONI

MIR

MOI

MOROCCO

PARIS

POLISH

RENO

RESEDA

ROMAN

SCOT

SCOTCH

SHANGHAI

SHASTA

SIAMESE

SOVIET

SOYUZ

SPUTNIK

SWEDE

SWISS

TOLEDO

TRIPOLI

TURK

ULSTER

VEGA

WAKIKI

WARSAW

WELSH

ZAIRE

Fun stuff, yes?

(NOTE: This post does not include information contained in the 5th Edition Scrabble Player’s Dictionary or updated Official Word List.)

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