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How many words?
on 2 July 2011
I know that the English language is a wide and diversified thing, but I could not possibly have imagined that our twenty-six letter alphabet could be combined in quite so many different and, apparently, meaningful ways. This book is crammed with words that probably no-one other than a Scrabble buff would ever have heard of, let alone used in everyday conversation.
It is an absolute must if you play the game and don't have a photographic memory of the full OED in your head. Mix your tiles up and then look at the book to see if the jumble you have is actually a word - chances are pretty high that it will be!
Two slight negatives for me - I wish it had even just a brief explanation of what the words mean, although I guess that takes the twenty-odd volumes of the full dictionary to achieve, and a quick summary page showing all the valid two-letter words would be a real bonus. Otherwise, it does what it says on the tin - more so than you could believe without seeing it.