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10 June, 2014

Bizarre idea, but let’s give it a whirl. There’s a Scrabble variation you can play called Clabbers, where a word like BIZARRE say, can be played as RZIRBAE, or any similar shuffle, including BRAZIER for that matter. For some refreshing eccentricity, with giddy scoring, I can recommend the offshoot.

So then, good enough for Scrabble, good enough for a Storm, I say. But let’s put a cap on potential words to clabberise, using only animals (mammals, birds, fish, bugs) that own 6 letters. This means WOMBAT could be MOWBAT, or TWOBAM, or even TMWBOA. Any way you slice it. Then create a wordplay clue for your re-creation. I’ll begin:

OBBINGCrying head off

GPHEROMedic leading man

LUCOSTTwo people proverbially engulfed in passion

Could be fun. Let’s clabberise. See what madness we make.

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Text-speak is creeping into Scrabble. Where do you sit?
OBVS I'm fine with it
Entrenched stuff - like LOL and OMG - but no more.
Words With Friends, maybe. Scrabble, no
Let the 'real' dictionaries decide first
Just the handy stuff, like FAQ and EUW
I mean, WTF?! No way
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