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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2015 11:33 pm
I just lost a Facebook Scrabble game that I was ahead in, because my opponent laid down the bingo TZIGANE on his turn. Since I had no clue as to what it meant, I did some research, and turns out that it is a French word that means "gypsy" in English. I know some foreign words are playable because of the common usage in English concept, but I'm not sure why this word was allowed...to me it certainly doesn't fall into the same category as CIAO or ADIOS. Anyone have an answer??
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2015 11:44 pm
@Davro712,
You must be teazing us.

Tzigane is in the SOWPODS dictionary ( as is teazing).

Do the rules of your game specify this pre-eminent scrabble dictionary as an acceptable lexicon?

Was the Z on a double letter score and the word on triple points score?
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Reply Sat 21 Mar, 2015 11:56 pm
@knaivete,
Nah, I'm not tzeasing you, lol!

We were using the MW-TWL dictionary, although yes, I could have selected SOWPODS.

No, he started the word at 2C, so the only bonus he received was for placing the G on a triple letter score square...
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