I have an app that seems to be permanently open in my brain; maybe it is a monkey on a typewriter. Strings of letters constantly rearrange themselves and every so often a combination sticks and I have a new word in my head. I’ve tried to figure out what to do with these words.
Some of them have ended up in a story I wrote, about a “jellyfarglemarsh”, which you can listen to over at Stories from the Borders of Sleep. Others are being collected in a document on Draft (superb tool for distraction-free writing and collaboration invented by Nathan Kontny) until I find a use for them. As a writer, you always need new words for things.
The typewriting-monkey app goes crazy, though, when I play Scrabble. In the last month, I would have scored a lot better in Scrabble if I could have played some of the following non-words:
opet ovisa tabe joen earez loat beetis thone pety rhoney mooty jora saum nute duntie chun zenu opida antid laicana zouf zelam criben agantile vermid canu prestagelent adabs ariab
So there we are.
I guess, if any other chump googles them, they will end up reading this post.
Would any of my readers care to come up with meanings for some of this new vocabulary?
- Weird short words in Scrabble finale (bbc.co.uk)
- New fave word ~SELFIE (fromtaliewithlove.com)
- 5 Tips To Improve Your Scrabble Game (allvideocamputergames.wordpress.com)
- Euoi! I’ve been well and truly Scrabbled (telegraph.co.uk)
- Depression Turns Into Joy Over “Scrabble” (carlyloverde.wordpress.com)