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Stop Scrabble cheaters in their tracks with CheckWord

We’ve all been there, winning by a close margin in the heat of a Scrabble game when suddenly some little, yellow, spikey haired punk tries to convince us that Quijbo (A fat, balding, North American ape with no chin) is a word. Well, Faithful Macenstein reader Quinton (who sounds awfully close to “Quijibo”, if you ask me) says that the new iPhone/touch app CheckWord is a Scrabble player’s dream app (and here I’d have thought it was Scrabble).

CheckWord allows users to choose between the TWL (Tournament Word List) Dictionary or the SOWPODS international Scrabble word list in order to verify whether or not a word is acceptable for use in the game รขโ‚ฌโ€œ and no, Quijibo is not a word. Yet.

11 Responses to “Stop Scrabble cheaters in their tracks with CheckWord”
  1. Bride of Macenstein says:

    what about cromulent and comparitable?

  2. No Dice.
    -The Doc

  3. David Syzdek says:

    Fail English, that’s unpossible!

  4. Gareth R.N. Sloan says:

    It “embiggens” my heart to hear there is software to determine “cromulent” words… quote marks “are” fun, as are “Simpsons” references.

  5. matt says:

    JOZXYQK, (joz-ick-ski)which is a sound that is made when one’s sexual organs are trapped in something. you should check for this one as it has come up in many red dwarf fans games of scrabble

  6. matt says:

    JOZXYQK, A cat word which is a sound that is made when one’s sexual organs are trapped in something, can you check if that ones in there
    ask any red dwarf fan

  7. Jeremy says:

    Hey doc, got this the day 2.0 came out. . . . its a necessity for me because the guy my wife plays with on a weekly basis is a punk ass punk who tries to pass off fake words. . . . but now that I have this he says “well thats wrong, it is a word” and he’ll play it or leave.

    One word he played I eventually found to be an actual word but spelled wrong like 2 minutes later and he was like “yeah I don’t care”.

    Needless to say he isn’t my friend, and uh, I can’t stand him.

    Hope you have better luck using it than I.

  8. Jonro says:

    What about truthiness?

  9. S. Rizzle says:

    I believe it’s spelled “kwyjibo”.

  10. Mr Germy says:

    What the hell is a ‘Kwyjibo’?

    In case you’re wondering what the name ‘Kwyjibo’ means, it’s a reference to the Simpsons episode “Bart the Genius” where the Simpson family are playing Scrabble. The scene goes a little something like this:

    K-W-Y-J-I-B-O… Kwyjibo. 22 points… plus
    50 points for using all my letters! Game’s
    over, I’m outta here…

    Wait a minute, you little cheater — you’re
    not going anywhere until you tell me
    what a Kwyjibo is!

    Kwyjibo? Uh… a big, dumb, balding, North
    American ape with no chin…

    And a short temper!

    Why you little!! (chases Bart)

    Uh oh, Kwyjibo on the loose!


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