Captain’s Log 5,633
I am an avid Words With Friends player. And I don’t cheat. But lots of people do. You can go to various websites where you put in your letters and magically some sort of weird word appears. There are other sorts of crossword games out there and I know people cheat on those too.
I play with someone who consistently beats me by hundreds of points. I am not the best player in the world, but I am not shabby either. But how can I win when the weirdest words in the world get put down on the board?
This morning, it was the word OBEAH. Obeah? What the hell? Yesterday, it was EGESTED. Come on! How many people actually know words like this?
So here’s the game. Do NOT look up the definition of OBEAH. If you really know what it means, you cannot play. For the rest of the world, make up a definition and then use it in a sentence. For example:
Obeah (from Old English “ohbeeasicksoon” ) – watery substance that forms inside your mouth before you vomit. “With the crescendo of obeah flooding his entire face, Jacob realized he should have eaten his bacon ice cream after the roller coaster ride.”
If you prefer, you can define EGESTED.
Egested (from ancient Welsh “eggerstand”) – shell remnants that stick to stucco after teenagers vandalize your house on Halloween. “Fucking kids! We need to power wash the damn house now to get that egested crap off the walls. Either that or we paint.”
I think it’s a fun day for words. It’s always a fun day for words.
There was a Cooper’s hawk sitting on top of the bird feeder today. Yesterday, he was hiding under some palm fronds. Either way, he is going to have brunch.
My nice clean windows still look nice, but Miss Terri was right. A dove flew over and SPLATTED all over the place. I was so angry my obeah started to rise.