Studying Scrabble Situations
So perhaps the title is deceptive, but I am a sucker for alliteration. So if I lured anybody intothis thread under false pretenses, I sincerely apologize.
I am by no means a scrabble master, (or even apprentice. I would clasify myself as slightly below average) But a situation came up that made me curious as to other peoples scrabble experiences.
Here is the background to my question. A while back, the phone company was working down the road from my workplace, and unbeknownst to us, or them took out our network. We wound up being down for aproximately 6 hours. So after catching up on all the busy work we had been putting off in favor of more productive things, we decided to take an extended lunch break. Out came the scrabble board, which we have at work for just such emergencies. (and back when a few of us used to play at work a couple of years ago)
So we were playing. Myself, The boss, Stefan (with michelle) Lucky Tim (we call him lucky Tim because that happened to be his first day on the job.) And The temp. So, I'm not going to review the game, because I don't remember it well, and it is insignifacant to my startling discovery.
Looking at the board after the game, nobody used any verbs. (other than "is" and "be" and those 2-3 letter ones) There wasn't even an "-ing" word. Then thinking back to other scrabble games, other than piling "ing" at the end of a word, Most people I play with don't use verbs. Pretty much everything is a noun. I don't recall really adverbs & adjectives either. So anyway, I wonder if it's just me & the people I've played that are object oriented, or if its a scrabble phenomenon. I also wonder how many words I have missed out on in my life because really I mostly only think of nouns.