Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Game for a Rainy Day

funny word of the day: boggle

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈbä-gəl\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): bog·gled; bog·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: perhaps from bogle
Date: 1598
intransitive verb 1: to start with fright or amazement : be overwhelmed 2 : to hesitate because of doubt, fear, or scruplestransitive verb 1 : mishandle, bungle 2 : to overwhelm with wonder or bewilderment
— boggle noun

Boggle is also a popular word game that I played growing up. According to Wikipedia, Boggle was designed by Allan Turoff and trademarked by Parker Brothers and Hasbro. The game is played using a grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters. You can play it for free online here: http://www.fun-with-words.com/boggle.html

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