Sunday, April 22, 2012

Words With Friends

Do you play Words With Friends?  So addicting! 

I have a few problems with what words are and aren't allowed.  It rarely seems to work out in my favor.

One of my friends that I often play seems to know magical words that it will accept.  Gox?  That's apparently gaseous oxygen.  WWF totally let him play that.  Me?  I tried to play the word 'slut', and it wouldn't take it.  Come on, man!  Everyone knows what a slut is, and it isn't even that bad a word.  It's not like I was calling someone a name, or implying that your game was a slut in some way.  I would have gotten a lot of points for that.  Not fair.

Same friend, different game, played the word 'rexes'.  Everyone knows 'rex' means king in Latin.  Okay, maybe not everybody, but I would assume most people do.  You have to read Oedipus Rex in high school.  I thought this worked basically the same way as Scrabble, and foreign words weren't allowed?  Apparently having many kings in Latin is just fine and dandy.  I tried to play the word 'uno'.  Denied!  Latin is cool, but not Spanish? 

You know what word it will count?   It let me play the word 'shitty'.  Crazy, right?  I figured I would give it a shot and get denied once again, but it worked!    It can get you a lot of points if you play it in the right place.  Helpful hint from me to you.

I keep having one issue lately.  I tend to play a lot of WWF on Facebook.  If you play on Facebook, you know you are going to get a pop-up ad after each move before you can take your turn in the next game.   (I'm assuming that you have multiple games going at the same time.)  When you finish making all of your moves in all of the games you are playing, and after you get the pop-up ad you can close, it pops up another box to try to get you to start a game with another friend.  This screws me up all of the time.  I never remember it is going to happen, and if you aren't very careful to hit the close button, you will accidentally start a game with someone.  I've done this 3 times now.  I'm not even sure the people actually play the game.  I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to those people, since I immediately resign the game.  I hope Facebook isn't notifying you every time I make this boo-boo.  To all of my friends who have a name starting with the letter A, I apologize in advance.  This pop-up "start a new game" box seems to be listed alphabetically, so there is a very good chance I will accidentally start a game with you if I have not already done.  My bad.  I promise to pay more attention from now on.

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