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Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010, 12:22 am
*facepalm* of the Night

A few weeks ago, someone in my club tried playing SAUTEERS* (as in ones who SAUTE) against me and I challenged it off. Tonight, this person played it again, on another opponent, and when the word was challenged, I immediately said, "You tried that against me a few weeks ago!" Of course, the OWL didn't change between now and then, and SAUTEERS* came off.

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 05:37 am (UTC)
quinquennia

I do that all the time. It's just usually 6-12 months before I forget the nonword is a nonword.

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 05:57 am (UTC)
vinylchances

This happened at our club, too. The player in question was over 1700, and the phony in question was a top-1k seven. I will say no more.

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 08:49 am (UTC)
xpmorgan

you can guess who i had this conversation with last week:

"really? VOLLIES is no good?"
"nope, and it wasnt good the last time you tried to play it against me, either."

xp

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
sr_orangepants

"QUICK! What's SATIRE + N?" :)

Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
ar_raqis

oh I know this one! stanine, right?

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 01:34 pm (UTC)
mart0697

Sauteers*! That is hilarious. Lol.

Tue, Dec. 21st, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
wrongradical

It is more hilarious than faxer*, which I [still gasping] let go at my first ever tournament.

Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2010 09:32 pm (UTC)
baudekin

Back then, was FAX even good?

Thu, Dec. 23rd, 2010 07:06 am (UTC)
wrongradical

You devil. I may be old but I'm not that old!

Thu, Dec. 23rd, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
baudekin

No, seriously! I'm pretty sure that FAX was not valid in the old OSPD1 I used in my pre-tournament Scrabble days. I'm not sure when OSPD2 came out. I know the OSPD3 was released not much before my first tournament in 1999, but you were playing for several years before that...

Wed, Dec. 22nd, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
baudekin

I wouldn't be surprised if that person remembered having played the word, but just not the outcome of the challenge. I've done that, although in my defense it was probably a lot longer than just a few weeks in between the incidents...