Monday, September 11, 2006

Yeah, so I'm pretty much a boggle whiz

Lest you assume this hyper-consonantal configuration was rigged, I hereby provide photographic proof that this came up by chance* last night.

How many words can you find?

*This blogger understands that, in the current age of photoshoppable truth, there is no such thing as photographic proof, and so she solemnly swears that she is both committed to the truth and is also a complete Photoshop novice. No alterations, including superimposed figures of the Virgin Mary, manufactured smoke, or unauthorized use of the clone tool, were made to this pure, unadulterated photo. For your enjoyment, this photo is also crop-free.

8 comments:

brannabee said...

qursh
shh
thy
nth


...just to name a few.

Dulcimer said...

After some brief research at m-w.com, your entry, qursh, has been disqualified because you made it up, you silly boggler.

"Shh," also not found in the dictionary, has been disqualified, but I'll give you props for recognizing this commonly used onomatopoeic utterance.

As for "thy" and "nth," well done.

You get two points.

brannabee said...

i cheated.

brannabee said...

2 results for: qursh
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Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1) - Cite This Source new!
qursh  /kɜrʃ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kursh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun qirsh.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)
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qirsh  /kɜrʃ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kursh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–noun, plural qu‧rush /kʊˈruʃ/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[koo-roosh] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation. 1. a cupronickel coin and monetary unit of Saudi Arabia, the 20th part of a riyal.
2. a former coin and fractional monetary unit of several Middle Eastern and North African countries.

Also, qursh, gursh, girsh, ghirsh.


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[Origin: 1910–15; < Ar]
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Dulcimer said...

Sheesh. Okay, okay, four points then.

I never knew you were such an expert in Arabic economics.

Christie said...

Fun...I only found thy.

We play this game from time to time. I'm about to challenge D to your game. He beats me everytime, we'll see what he comes up with.

C

brannabee said...

like, no, i REALLY cheated:
http://www.circlemud.org/~jelson/software/boggle.html

boggle solver freeware.

so, you really are better than me. :)

Dulcimer said...

Wow.

I am feeling both impressed by your creative use of computers to solve real-world problems like Boggle puzzles (that actually sounds like something that could get you a good grade in a sophomore-level college class) . . . and disappointed that I didn't think of it first.

:)