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Non-Competitive Scrabble (NCS)

Non-competitive scrabble (a game not for the sober or sensible) is normally played at the Ring-O-Bells pub (in Cheshire, England) during the nights of synchrotron beamtime.

The rules of non-competitive scrabble can be quite mystical but overall, words must either be English words of the type normally acceptable for scrabble games, or words decided to be "poetic" by the standards of the night (which can be quite variable - the standards that is). Disagreement over "poetic" words are decided by a vote whether to be accepted or not. Best done with decent size group and good flowing of booze.

16th April 2000: New Rules: No blanks (thus no more Egyptian Heiroglyphs - makes it all too easy). And because the Ring-O-Bells scrabble set does not have a "z", rotated n's can serve as z's.


Words decided at one time or another before dates were recorded, "Ring O Bells":

  • lover -> yorelover (credit to Andrew)
  • arseon (credit to Lachlan for creation, but to Stewart for definition! Hint on definition is that it is a fundamental particle similar to the boson!)
  • jint (credit to Andrew)
  • torybuma -> gaytorybuma -> gaytorybumacd -> gaytorybumacds (Andrew, Dave, Stewart, Lachlan)
  • begskye (credit to Lachlan)
  • dipom -> dipomany (credit to Andrew and Andrew)
  • booing -> queenbooing (credit to Rafal or Dave???) (Lachlan's Note: I did try and vote this down but failed - a disgraceful word to be included in the noble art of non-competitive scrabble)
  • sired -> lovesired -> glovesired (Lachlan, Andrew)
  • requid (Andrew)
  • jowlibits (Andrew)
  • ogrel (Andrew)
  • sobsfag (Andrew)
  • jin -> jingaw (Lachlan, Andrew)
  • buff -> buffsquad (Andrew)
  • cehenig (Andrew)
  • madrota (Lachlan)
  • orgetone (Andrew)
  • araxic (Andrew)
  • hadgies (Lachlan)
  • favian -> faviann (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • poxitani (Andrew)
  • busoil -> fakebusoil -> fakebusoiler -> fakebusoiles (Lachlan, Andrew, Lachlan, Lachlan)

25th October 1999, "Ring O Bells":


  • A trascendental leap in the anals of non-competitive scrabble playing.
    In the highlight game, no recognisable words from the concise Oxford Dictionary were played. One word left option the option of an Egyptian hieroglyph being used!
    (congrats, Mark, Matt, Andrew, Scott, David and Lachlan)

  • slatar -> slatarvi (Matt, Matt)
  • idiot -> tacoidiot (Lachlan)
  • jitaxed (Mark)
  • mokopit (Scott) Lost out to Mark's "jitaxed" as first 7 letter work allowed on board at start of new game.
  • xarse -> exarsnif (Mark??, Lachlan) (xarse was decided at the time to be a new analytical X-ray Synchrotron method)
  • anroucho (Mark??)
  • gluemen (Andrew)
  • pirakia (Scott)
  • satfetish -> satfetishoil (Matt and Lachlan/Mark??, Lachlan?)
  • graves -> wisgraves (Mark)
  • peridas (Scott and Dave)
  • goquiet -> volldegoquiet (Scott and Dave, Andrew) - (volldegoquiet pronounced voll-de-goc-kwi-at)
  • bagosin (Scott and Dave)
  • quird (Andrew)
  • vey -> envey (Scott, Andrew)
  • "bodea?rooney" (Mark) - (the infamous word where Mark would not divulge what letter the ? (blank tile) was. At the time, it was not discounted that this could be an Egyptian hieroglyph! (bodea_petoth_rooney ??)
  • preglet -> sexenpreglet (Dave and Scott??, Matt and Lachlan)
  • fomee (??) (defined at the time as a cooking term)
  • donngitshitbeem(?) (Andrew) Not sure of heritage of build-up but was noted at the time we would have to start doing diagonal on the scrabble board to get longer words.
  • cigyak (Andrew)
  • eru (Mark)
  • baldbait (??)
  • naet (Scott and Dave)
  • nately -> arnately -> jarnately (Scott and Dave?, Mark, Andrew)
  • licaporn (Scott and Dave)
  • revulge (Andrew)
  • rudeway (Dave)
  • foeveo -> foeveodi (Matt and Lachlan, Mark) (It is not known how these got through as they sound like Proper nouns. Proper Nouns are not allowed in non-competitive scrabble!!)
  • koffyikinwanker (Scott) (pronounced koff-yi-kin-wanker) Not actually played on the scrabble board but Scott wanted this included!
  • plonear (Andrew)
  • prat -> demontoprat -> demontoprated (Lachlan, Andrew)
  • vinobiwan (Matt and Mark)
  • ferqulagoimati (Andrew)
  • irrrmk (Andrew)
  • roath (Andrew)

10th November 1999, "Ring O Bells":

  • First time a loss has occurred in non-competative scrabble where one player was too drunk to notice one remaining letter was still to be played and reset the board. Also in one case, 8 letters played in a game where it is legal to only have 7 letters and no more(?)

  • gitfire (Rafal)
  • vom -> vomex (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • rhaspin (Shane)
  • raquia (Andrew)
  • spigtal (Shane)
  • nogwobald (Andrew)
  • snootae (Lachlan)
  • glaves (Lachlan)
  • barma (Lachlan)
  • licemoan (Andrew)
  • felax (Shane)
  • sindip (Lachlan)
  • jotheruse (Andrew)
  • hagden -> fhagden - fhagdenette (Andrew, Shane, Andrew)
  • virivo (Shane)
  • yulesore (Rafal)
  • grompet (Rafal)
  • goquia (Lachlan)
  • ladlejigi (Rafal)
  • scabnet -> scabneta-> bruscabneta (Rafal, Lachlan, Andrew)
  • tatoil -> ritatoilic (Andrew, Andrew)
  • graviscondine -> graviscondiner (Rafal, Lachlan)
  • wighairyfoam -> twighairyfoam (Andrew, Andrew)
  • laysieve - laysieveron (Rafal, Lachlan)
  • augate (Shane)
  • kengie -> dobberkengie (Shane, Andrew) (A Pict word. Given Pict is a dead, unknown language, no-one at the time could raise cause against this accessment)
  • bognit -> bognitones (Andrew, Andrew)
  • flomen -> piflomen (Raphal, Shane)
  • quatottey -> exuequatottey (Raphal, Lachlan)
  • viceland/vicelaid(?) (Raphal)
  • pabeoi (Rafal)

6th December 1999, Fitzroy Pub, London:

  • London Special: Martin, Andrew, Rafal, Paul and Lachlan

  • (everyone too out of it to assign credit where credit is due)
  • einofue, tryxos, laoti, bofrontus, bewont, adinoued, prodscennady, naknitt, adinoved, vioji, ajercie, rubiarse, phelf, magwipe, cazaturam scudgement
  • lapiva, qifant, heafun, sinagrenikes, phumnae_(Egyptian Heir.), knodobydian, sadarg, cowfire, exisplunt, veritay, jowgam, eyeson, grotecezeme, qifany
  • efidegy -> nefidegy, fooi, freboa, cidiqez, ziltopuke, boosithandy, lau, ghennel, ishiuweot, oratora, pitnivearagajir.
  • finst, suretate, pergou, arseminelike, quechewjapaitha, ufcemod, derotegy, esanusrobvane, gortold, guveen.
  • aquaweep, beotey, sinold, stauerij, flewer, sagcore, agadidy, glubet, doplotit.
  • setegaitiafeqen, garepoxlariank, necclus, wayze, drearypuu, fo_(Egyptian Heir.)_nd, gihanolist, doulos, gihanolist

18th March 2000, "Ring O Bells":

  • Andrew and Lachlan

  • bolegy -> obolegy (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • fnove (Andrew)
  • rayety (Lachlan)
  • beesnort (Lachlan)
  • sagate (Andrew)
  • cosm (Andrew)
  • litiguana (Lachlan)
  • igigio (Andrew)
  • fnove (Andrew)
  • erdioayuton (Lachlan)
  • prudal (Andrew)
  • prudal (Andrew)
  • screbid (Andrew)
  • escren (Lachlan)
  • dipang (Andrew)
  • fheroo (Lachlan)
  • qexler (Lachlan)
  • catjun (Lachlan)
  • blotomy (Andrew)
  • igigio (Andrew)
  • sprudalitavy -> agsprudalitavy (Andrew, Andrew)
  • obial (Andrew)
  • bysut (Lachlan)
  • gnorrox (Andrew)
  • kborrox (Andrew)
  • ogome (Andrew)
  • degoth -> degothhraetoica -> degothhraetoicax (Andrew, Andrew. Lachlan)
  • engafolt (Lachlan)
  • jogus (Lachlan)
  • eibon (Andrew)
  • aetoic -> aetoica (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • prisk -> priska (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • wenegae (Lachlan)
  • smeqir (??)
  • eneryca (Lachlan)
  • pilter (Andrew)
  • timodia (Lachlan)
  • xitar -> xitary (Lachlan, Andrew)
  • sherata -> sheratal (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • lovog -> feyalovog (Lachlan, Andrew)
  • evatea (Andrew)
  • licery (Andrew)
  • sinita (Lachlan)
  • horge (Andrew)
  • butainid (Lachlan)
  • bory -> exgobory (Andrew, Andrew)
  • qeppikt (Lachlan)
  • joft (Lachlan)
  • eixe (Andrew)

15th April 2000, "Ring O Bells":

New Rule: No blanks (thus no more Egyptian Heiroglyphs). And because the Ring-O-Bells scrabble set does not have a "z", rotated n's can serve as z's.

  • Andrew and Lachlan

  • Seminal Event: an Actual "win" in Non Competitive Scrabble! (a total paradox with the concept of Non Competitive Scrabble!) Andrew wows his NCS nemesis (Lachlan) with ramegrapollotus (on top of grapollot). Lachlan throws in his letters, not being able to compete against such tour-de-force.

  • The winning board
  • bodity (Lachlan)
  • jebab (Andrew)
  • vomn (Lachlan)
  • pleeks (Lachlan)
  • perem -> epaperematic -> epaperematico (Lachlan, Andrew, Lachlan)
  • escoot (Andrew)
  • flured (Lachlan)
  • sorind (Lachlan)
  • antory (Andrew)
  • shilv (Lachlan)
  • quodori (Lachlan)
  • etalar (Andrew)
  • eopea (Lachlan)
  • coirol (Lachlan)
  • becay (Andrew)
  • ostone (Andrew)
  • idero (Lachlan)
  • egra (Lachlan)
  • spollot (Andrew)
  • isiri (Lachlan)
  • divuir (Andrew)
  • owloth (Andrew)
  • dysjyne (Andrew)
  • eopea (Lachlan)
  • devic (Lachlan)
  • panbap -> itekapanbap (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • ramegrapollotus (Andrew) Winning Move! Lachlan throws in his letters - can't compete with ultra high quality non-competitive words of this magnitude!


  • Andrew and Lachlan, with Scott and Thiti joining in up from Beam Line 9.1

  • abyraska (Andrew) -> beats Scott's starting word of dujuritis by deciding vote of Malcolm.
  • valate (Thiti)
  • adujuritis (Scott)
  • gefawr -> opeogefawr (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • ecmit (Andrew)
  • umbrialfias (Thiti)
  • ocs (Lachlan)
  • ubxve (Andrew
  • opinteebom (Scott)
  • umr (Scott)
  • ecmites (Scott)
  • yorixoee (Lachlan)
  • yagragir (Andrew)
  • glique (Andrew)
  • girdoo (Thiti)
  • pladente (Thiti)
  • hendote (Scott)

16th April 2000, "Ring O Bells":

  • Andrew, Dave and Lachlan

  • A Pseudo Seminal Event: First play of the Copenhagen Opening where Scott played the first word (wogeroe) "down" instead of the usual "across". There is also the 'Paris Position' and the 'Madrid Move'; but no-one can seem to remember what they are exactly - but (reassuredly) they can exist. It is also possible that the 'Paris Position' has been mistakenly named for the "Paris Interpretation", which is defined below. A drunken E-mail received after the event implies there is also an 'Oslo Opening'.

    Andrew did the first application of the "n" to "z" rule - though overshone by the Copenhagen Opening.

  • luxiton (Dave)
  • froaph -> ojefroaph -> fojefroaph (Andrew, Lachlan, Andrew)
  • vindate (Dave)
  • cuteuane (Dave)
  • cokrydj -> cokrydjirny (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • inpuse -> inpuserge (Dave, Lachlan)
  • alxamia (Andrew)
  • analsnat -> analsnateor (Dave, Lachlan)
  • wabogil -> igmbeewabogil (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • itoqu (Dave)
  • gimb (Dave)


  • The miricu board
  • enubae - abaloenubae (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • bluss -> blussog -> pegwiblussog (Andrew, Lachlan, Andrew)
  • yhorine (Dave - awarded himself full marks!)
  • anefryme (Andrew)
  • voistien -> klexevoistien (Dave, Lachlan)
  • vogand -> eurofuvogand (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • acotaty (Dave)
  • pelmet (Dave) This put Dave in disgrace due to (as pointed out by Andrew) this being a real word. (pelmet: "a short valance or small cornice for concealing curtain fixtures")
  • ortedrod (Andrew)
  • miricu (Dave). Being placed between two other words (yhorine and pegwiblussog) this also resulted in the creation of:
    • hig
    • riw
    • ici
  • sneatia (Lachlan)
  • ortedroda (Lachlan)
  • poq (Andrew)
  • ginis (Dave)
  • (the proposition of abolenubaejuda by Andrew was voted down by a putsh led by Lachlan on the grounds that it was not poetic enough. This puts to rest the comment of one "sober" observer that there is (quote) "not much challenge to this game". The high standards of Non-Competitive Scrabble are maintained!)
  • duj (Andrew)


  • chudade -> chudadea (Dave, Lachlan)
  • leblear - > leblearqsorkit (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • arxant -> raxant (Andrew, Dave)
  • fahlonus (Dave)
  • nugwulv -> nugwulvybioti (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • tregna -> scofitregna -> scofitregna (Dave, Lachlan, Andrew)
  • daredain (Dave)
  • vomei (Andrew)
  • feerolev (Dave)
  • orkit -> leblearqsorkit (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • gaspoj (Dave)
  • oiiti (Andrew)
  • leblearqsorkit


  • wogeroe (Scott joins in and wows all - using the Copenhagen Opening. First time ever! Starting word played down - not across!)
  • waedyin -> waedyin (Dave, Lachlan)
  • egroskin (Lachlan)
  • pecteve (Andrew)
  • yinxim (Scott)
  • yeiporu (Dave)
  • enibus (Lachlan)
  • iria (Lachlan)
  • tapel (Andrew)
  • burlet (Scott)
  • dervetilk (Dave)
  • contwogeroe (Andrew)
  • tristma (Scott)
  • fifeolac (Dave)
  • burletaortistma (Lachlan)
  • oddage (Andrew)
  • seq (Scott)
  • fifeolacadau (Lachlan)
  • jnhr (Andrew). (Have this in my notes - this is the "Paris Interpretation". Note how there are no vowels(!). Cunning play by Andrew)


  • The board!
  • flopsis (Scott - making much of possible relatives)
  • fajite (Lachlan)
  • spege -> spegel (Scott, Lachlan)
  • trolonad (Scott)
  • speglatek (Lachlan)
  • extrolonado (Andrew)
  • heubinto (Scott)
  • (leserser - played by Dave - but voted down again lead by the fascist Lachlan. There must have been a reason(?) Can't remember.)
  • lereshevubinto (Dave)
  • cilyflopsis -> cilyflopsiscima (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • (gotty - played by Andrew but voted down again by the ever vigilant Lachlan)
  • gotaty (Andrew)
  • wabise (Scott)
  • gingaqre (Dave)
  • vander -> evander (Dave, Scott)
  • metezone (Andrew - first use of the "n" to "z" rule)
  • gayricin

5th May 2000, "Ring O Bells":

"The Schism of Man's Dichotomy" Session

("If I don't survive, tell the world 'hello'")

  • Andrew, Rafal and Lachlan

  • Twilight before the game (Twilight before the game)


  • rumpril (Rafal)
  • groomed (Andrew)
  • aora (Lachlan)
  • tanpot (Rafal)
  • steeby (Andrew)
  • geoteat -> geoteata (Rafal, Lachlan)
  • jod (Andrew)
  • desiril (Lachlan)
  • pargle -> wevopargle (Rafal, Lachlan)
  • shiben (Andrew)
  • sowflet (Rafal)
  • vrinxly (Andrew)
  • cataf (Lachlan)
  • sunky (Rafal)
  • qirnago (Andrew)
  • iden (Lachlan)
  • beiden (Rafal)
  • seiagi (Rafal)


  • epobine (Lachlan)
  • blinsed (Rafal)
  • oslemem (Andrew)
  • qifucate (Lachlan)
  • wadooer (Rafal)
  • qeeking (Andrew)
  • crisirt (Lachlan)
  • ybsofar (Rafal)
  • ybsofaraoyutax (Andrew)
  • efrue (Lachlan)
  • pravons (Rafal)
  • mive (Andrew)
  • gaxia (Lachlan)
  • dythil (Andrew)
  • clota (Andrew)
  • dythiludge (Lachlan) (which also made "ec")
  • gaxitatt (Andrew)
  • knoas (Rafal)


  • Scandal": Board around the wrong way.
  • The board!

  • crelian (Rafal)
  • jordine (Andrew)
  • gitrol (Lachlan)
  • kludace (Rafal)
  • konglest (Andrew)
  • nerven (Lachlan)
  • espooe (Rafal)
  • obotting (Andrew)
  • cothre (Lachlan) (declared and voted on by Andrew as the best Non-Competitive Scrabble work ever! Not to be violated by adding any suffixes.)
  • bippag (Rafal)
  • odoa (Andrew)
  • niqive (Lachlan)
  • ediram (Lachlan)
  • bippagi (Lachlan)
  • kludacea (Lachlan)
  • ("gs" by Rafal - hounded from the board by Andrew)
  • caswynd (Rafal)
  • ("symefflx" by Lachlan - hounded from the board by Andrew)
  • syfflix (Lachlan)
  • etua (Rafal)
  • aucrelianite - > aucrelianitem (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • yakludacea (Lachlan)
  • ose (Andrew)


  • snert (Andrew)
  • stavio (Lachlan)
  • yoboddi (Rafal)
  • rudoten (Andrew)
  • eqice (Lachlan)
  • outlurps (Rafal)
  • lebestavoriorix (Andrew)
  • gatoss (Lachlan)
  • gwimfi (Rafal)
  • yendolm (Andrew)
  • thitlen (Lachlan)
  • xori (Rafal)
  • regogave (Andrew)
  • Pakeni (Lachlan)
  • tidjlei (Rafal)
  • afotregogave (Andrew)
  • engygatoss (Lachlan)
  • asnert (Rafal)
  • aeriis (Andrew)
  • encygatossoan (Rafal)


  • phorman -> ephorman (Andrew, Lachlan) (Andrews opening 6 letter non-competitive scrabble word voted in over Lachlan's proposed opening 7!)
  • epreneg -> eproingo (Lachlan, Lachlan)
  • croqty (Rafal)
  • fulvoce -> fulvocea (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • ockra (Lachlan)
  • borlvin (Rafal)
  • fedoja -> fedojal (Andrew, Lachlan)
  • lemat (Lachlan)
  • gyfix (Rafal)
  • aebid (Andrew)
  • orbitus (Lachlan)
  • snew (Rafal)
  • lematuise (Andrew)
  • gyfixegral (Lachlan)
  • enoid (Rafal)
  • santolifedojal (Andrew)
  • toigird (Lachlan)
  • trebid (Lachlan)
  • katmer (Rafal)
  • ephormnei (Andrew)
  • borlvina (Rafal)


  • The board!

  • drutox (Rafal)
  • thomel (Andrew)
  • pengex (Lachlan)
  • trolean (Rafal)
  • ptrolleanry (Andrew)
  • drutoxovid (Lachlan)
  • cigeel (Rafal)
  • vikair (Andrew)
  • revisoc (Lachlan)
  • tummoled (Rafal)
  • brevisoceikt (Andrew)
  • qaor (Lachlan)
  • sngald (Rafal)
  • jisaqaorev (Andrew)
  • betofa (Lachlan)
  • cranryia (Rafal)
  • betaofaseft (Andrew)
  • waibetofaseft (Lachlan)
  • atisaquoreu (Lachlan)
  • andrutoxovid (Rafal)
  • rotandruroxovid (Andrew)
  • cigeele (Andrew)
  • thomelid (Lachlan)

6th May 2000, "Ring O Bells":

  • Andrew, Shane and Lachlan

  • This session was affected somewhat by a Glaswegian NCS Scoffer: for instance claiming one of the words I put down was a "real" dictonary word; and was demanding that "u's" be thrown out and blank tiles be made "z's". Though Andrew was in his traditional good form and not affected by this blatent intimidation. When outside web access is back on line at Daresbury, will be checking out if poind is a real word.

  • Belated April 14th 2001 Update: From the Webster's New Universal Abridged Dictionary:
    poind, v.t. [Middle Scot. poynd var. of ME. pinden
    from AS. pyndan, to enclose, impound.]
    1. (a) to seize and sell (the property of a
      debtor) under a warrant; (b) to distrain the
      goods of (a debtor). [Scot.],
    2. to impound. [Scot.]
    poind, n. the act or an instance of poinding; distraint.

  • Sunset over Runcorn/Twilight before the game: (1) | (2) | (3) | (4) | (5)


  • vengst (Andrew)
  • lauve (Lachlan)
  • sullon (Shane)
  • clanot (Andrew)
  • eovape (Lachlan)
  • fageel (Shane)
  • mornsink (Andrew)
  • tomige (Lachlan)
  • dirite (Shane)
  • ribrotomigent (Andrew)
  • poind (Lachlan) (Possible real world as glowingly stated later in the game by observing Glaswegian NCS Scoffer!)
  • vengsti (Lachlan)
  • cateed (Shane)
  • bexidy (Andrew)
  • dirau (Lachlan)
  • qasumir (Shane)
  • ajiscanot (Andrew)
  • woale (Lachlan)
  • devenstift (Andrew)
  • brhe (Andrew)


  • kajie (Shane)
  • deuoy (Andrew)
  • beogy (Lachlan)
  • loamdiki (Shane)
  • tornute (Andrew)
  • mirse (Lachlan)
  • faveymen (Shane)
  • frolina (Andrew)
  • trenil (Lachlan)
  • sorgene (Shane)
  • andrupta (Andrew)
  • glest (Lachlan)
  • lowace (Shane)
  • kajieviatid (Andrew)
  • spax (Lachlan)
  • icooglestoo (Shane)
  • thufesa (Andrew)
  • spaxibeogy (Shane)
  • tornuted (Lachlan)
  • uqbi (Lachlan)


  • elipta (Andrew)
  • peld (Lachlan)
  • dronic (Andrew)
  • bartop (Lachlan)
  • frotater (Andrew)
  • rufendronic (Lachlan)
  • bifane (Andrew)
  • oximaf (Lachlan)
  • aeris (Andrew)
  • kojity (Lachlan)
  • xobartopudea (Andrew)
  • dotim (Lachlan)
  • mincies (Andrew)
  • shode (Lachlan)
  • shodel (Andrew)
  • rufendronical (Lachlan)
  • webess (Andrew)
  • gorueshodeloa (Lachlan)
  • sgnet (Andrew)

17th August 2000, "Ring O Bells":

  • Andrew and Lachlan


  • stilop (Andrew)
  • usstrop (Lachlan)
  • wullor (Lachlan)
  • drekify (Andrew) (Andrew concerned that this could be close to being a legit word - drek = unpleasant crap)
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Palindromes

  • This topic tends to come up during non-competitive scrabble games - palindromes. Thanks to Andrew for the following:
    1. Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus
    2. Live dirt up a side track carted is a putrid evil
    3. Straw? No, too stupid a fad - I put soot on warts
    4. Norma is as selfless as I am, Ron
    5. Stop! Murder us not, tonsured rumpots
    6. Stiff, o dairyman! In a myriad of fits!
    7. Name tarts? No, medieval slave, I demonstrate man!
    8. A new order began: a more roman age bred Rowena.
    9. Diamond light, Odo, doth gild no maid.
    10. Sex at noon taxes.
    11. Now stop, Major-General - are negro jampots won?
    12. T. Eliot, top bard, notes putrid tang emanating, is sad. I'd assign it a name - "gnat dirt upset on drab pot toilet".

    13. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.
      (from "palindromes should make sense" Fletch)

    14. "AIBOHPHOBIA - the fear of palindromes" (from a newsgroup signature)

  • Sotades The Obscene of Maronea: Inventor of the palindrome.
    • At http://www.realchange.org/pal/sotades.htm
    • "(from The Palindromist, a journal for people who WRITE and read palindromes, Fall 1996, p5)"
    • "Most sources credit Sotades with inventing palindromes in Greek-ruled Egypt, back in the 3rd century BC. In fact, palindromes were once known as "Sotadic verses." If you've seen his name mentioned, you probably know he was thrown into the sea (wrapped in lead) by King Ptolemy II, for insulting the king in one of his verses."
    • "This article gives you the rest of the story. It is a detailed, heavily researched life story of his family, notorious poetry and death. It includes (for the first time) English translations of everything he wrote (that survives).
      The article discusses the foulness and scurrility of Sotades' poems, attacks on him by ancient Greek and Roman authors, and the full story of why Ptolemy II had him killed."
    • The Palindromist: http://www.realchange.org/pal/

    • Writer Online's First Original Palindrome Writing Contest: http://www.novalearn.com/wol/contest-11-15-00.htm
    • "Doc, note; I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on cod."

    • The House of Ptolemy: Ptolemaic Egypt and its Culture : http://www.houseofptolemy.org/housecul.htm

    • Palindromes : http://home.thevines.com/leaf/AA0000361277/2/&article%5Bcursor%5D=19&article%5Bid%5D=AA0000003732
    • "Draw, O Caesar! Erase a coward!"
    • "Go hang a salami I'm a lasagna hog"
    • "yawn a more Roman way"
    • "Satan Oscillate my Metallic Sonatas"
    • "Evil did I dwell, lewd I did live!"
    • "Do good? I? No. Evil Bob I deliver. I maim nine more hero-men in Saginaw, sanitary sword a-tuck, Carol, I. Lo! Rack, cut a drowsy rat in Aswan. I gas nine more hero-men in Miami. Reviled, I (Bob) live on. I do, O God"
    • "Dog as a devil deified lived as a god!"
    • "Eros? Sidney, my end is sore."
    • "Now, Ned, I am a maiden nun. Ned, I am a maiden won!"
    • "Named undenominationally rebel, I rile Beryl. La, no! I tan. I'm, O Ned, nude man."
    • "Name tarts? No, medieval slave, I demonstrate Man!"
    • "Was raw tap ale not a reviver at one lap at Warsaw? "
    • "Doc, note. I dissent. A fast never prevents a fatness. I diet on Cod."
    • "I saw desserts; I'd no lemons; alas, no melon. Distressed was I."
    • "Strabo to go to Barts!"
    • "Golf all, it's still a flog!"
    • "War Mad 'Nam ante - I've Vietnam and am raw!"
    • "Eros? Sidney, my end is sore."


  • Anwendungsfehler - not a non-competitive scrabble word - but a GPF announcement created by a German made Crystallographic program for Windows.


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