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SRS BZNS

February 4th, 2008 (05:39 pm)
aggravated

current mood: HIGHLY AGITATED

Also, this is highly important and I need to inform the world at once:

I am working on a computer keyboard that is clearly about twenty-seven years old. Most of the letters have rubbed off, and the patterns in which they have done so are almost entirely in accordance with the letters' Scrabblic value. With the exception of C and V, which are low-use and therefore high-value letters in the English language, but which are constantly used on a computer keyboard because of the Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V commands, the only letters that are left are Q (10 points), Z (10 points), X (8 points), J (8 points), K (5 points), W (4 points), Y (4 points), half of H (4 points) and half of P (3 points)...

AND THEN THERE IS A RANDOM U. WHAT THE HELL. I have ALWAYS KNOWN that U is a TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE SCRABBLE LETTER BECAUSE NO ONE EVER USES IT AND YET IT IS ONLY WORTH ONE POINT. I do not CARE that it is a vowel. IT IS A CRAPPY VOWEL. NO ONE EVER USES IT. I AM CONSTANTLY GETTING STUCK WITH HUGE EXCESSES OF U'S ON MY RACK AND I DON'T EVEN GET ANY POINTS TO MAKE UP FOR IT. IT IS A TRAVESTY, THAT. And now my computer keyboard is providing PROOF POSITIVE that the Scrabble game is WRONG WRONG WRONG in its U-point assignation. This is extremely serious. I believe I deserve significant compensation, numbering at least in the thousands of dollars, for the emotional suffering and strain I have undergone over my Scrabble-playing years as a result of this grave error.

I need to write to Hasbro posthaste and include a picture of this keyboard and tell them YOU JUST GO RIGHT NOW AND MAKE THE U BE WORTH AT LEAST FOUR POINTS IMMEDIATELY, MY COMPUTER KEYBOARD SAYS YOU HAVE TO. I have no doubt that they will listen to me. This is just common sense.

Comments

Posted by: Courtney (anydelirium)
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
jumping on the metaquotes bandwagon...
SLUT

FINALLY! I have found someone else who agrees with me!! I hate, hate, HATE it when I get U's. I think that the last time I played, I had three U's in one draw. WTF? Normally, I'd just be all "what the hell, let's just get a sharpie and change that one to a four...", but my #1 opponent is my grandma.

And grandmas always follow the rules.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 9th, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
Re: jumping on the metaquotes bandwagon...

Haha! My #1 opponent is my grandma too, at least when I'm not playing online. Except in her case I think she'd insist that the U should be worth 4 points for her and 1 point for me. She's already tried to rewrite the dictionary in very inventive ways, more times than I can count. ;)

P.S. ICON ICON ICON. ♥ ♥ ICON.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: February 10th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Re: jumping on the metaquotes bandwagon...

Ack! That anonymous comment was me. I lose at logging in. Your icon still winz though.

Posted by: Courtney (anydelirium)
Posted at: February 10th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: jumping on the metaquotes bandwagon...
I Hate So Much

Ha, I was kind of thinking it was you. I'm quite fond of showing off that icon- it gets more comments than any other one I have.

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