April 13, 2011: Scrabble Day, Blame Someone Else Day

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April 13, 2011

Updated: April 13, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote: “Playing bop is like Scrabble with all the vowels missing.” Duke Ellington

★~ Scrabble Day: 

For all of you who spend hour upon hour trying to use up all of your letters for the fifty-point bonus while on a triple-word score, this day is yours to celebrate. While I am not a fan—for rather obvious reasons—I do know that many others enjoy the game. How else would we know that there are 101 accepted two-letter words and 1015 three-letter words in the English language?

★~ Blame Someone Else Day:

If you loose at Scrabble, you can blame someone else today! Or as a friend use to tell our children, “we don’t play the blame game.” Are you rolling your eyes?? ‘Blame Someone Else Day’ is always held on the first Friday 13th of the New Year.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1954Hank Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves. In his first ever major-league baseball game, Hammerin’ Hank went 0-for-5 against Cincinnati. Aaron’s first major-league homer came 10 days later.

♥~1958Van Cliburn of Kilgore, TX earned 1st prize in the Soviet Union’s Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.

♥~1963Pete Rose got his first major-league hit for the Cincinnati Reds. Twenty one years later to this day, ‘Charlie Hustle’ collected his 4,000th hit. Rose was playing for Montreal when he achieved the feat

♥~1976 – The Federal Reserve issued a bill as United States currency. After a great deal of fanfare at the time, the bills are virtually uncirculated today.

♥~1987 – The Population Reference Bureau reported that the population of the world had surpassed five billion.

★~Born Today:

♥~1743Thomas Jefferson 3rd U.S. President [1801-1809]; married to Martha Skelton [one son, five daughters]; nickname: Man of the People; died July 4, 1826

♥~1899 – Alfred M. Butts architect, scrabble game inventor; died Apr 4, 1993

♥~1906 – Samuel Beckett author, critic, playwright: Waiting for Godot, The Unnameable, Eleutheria, Malone Dies, Malloy, Endgame; died Dec 22, 1989

♥~1950William Sadler actor: Die Hard 2, The Shawshank Redemption, Hard to Kill, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Rocket Man, Roswell, The Green Mile

♥~1970 – Rick Schroder actor: NYPD Blue, Crimson Tide, Texas, Lonesome Dove, Hansel and Gretel, Earthling, The Champ, Silver Spoons

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ 100 million Scrabble sets in 29 different languages have been sold in 121 countries, making it the world’s biggest-selling word game.

♥~ The original name of Scrabble was “Criss-Crosswords.”

♥~ The original Scrabble didn’t include a board. It was played with just the tiles.

♥~ Scrabble is a real word. It means “to scratch frantically.”

♥~ There is just one Q in a Scrabble game.

♥~Scrabble sets are found in one out of every three American homes.

♥~Each hour, at least 30,000 Scrabble games are started.

♥~ If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end they would reach the equivalent of eight times around the earth.


DORMITORY: When you rearrange the letters: DIRTY ROOM

PRESBYTERIAN: When you rearrange the letters: BEST IN PRAYER

ASTRONOMER: When you rearrange the letters: MOON STARER

DESPERATION: When you rearrange the letters: A ROPE ENDS IT

THE EYES: When you rearrange the letters: THEY SEE

GEORGE BUSH: When you rearrange the letters: HE BUGS GORE

THE MORSE CODE : When you rearrange the letters: HERE COME DOTS

SLOT MACHINES: When you rearrange the letters: CASH LOST IN ME

ANIMOSITY: When you rearrange the letters: IS NO AMITY

ELECTION RESULTS: When you rearrange the letters: LIES – LET’S RECOUNT

SNOOZE ALARMS: When you rearrange the letters: ALAS! NO MORE Z ‘S

A DECIMAL POINT: When you rearrange the letters: I’M A DOT IN PLACE

THE EARTHQUAKES: When you rearrange the letters: THAT QUEER SHAKE

ELEVEN PLUS TWO: When you rearrange the letters: TWELVE PLUS ONE


MOTHER-IN-LAW: When you rearrange the letters: WOMAN HITLER

Thank you *Lisa Pike who is not sure where this came from originally.

Do you like to play Scrabble?  If you like to play Scrabble, do you like board games? I do not like Scrabble, and I do not like board games. I do not think they are fun. Not in a boat, not on a train or in a plane. No Scrabble, Parcheesi, Monopoly or whatever that game is with the plastic apples on the tree and certainly no cooperative friendly games where you go endlessly around a board trying to help others, and no one every wins and no one ever loses . . . and the point would be what? To bore yourself to death? Ok. Sorry. This was about you! Do you like to play Scrabble? Do you like board games?

8 thoughts on “April 13, 2011: Scrabble Day, Blame Someone Else Day

  1. I’m ADDICTED to Scrabble on my phone. The best place to play is in airports and airplanes, listening to music at the same time. Love, love love it!

  2. Every day is Scrabble Day for me! I play Scrabble, Lexulous and Wordscraper on Facebook with a buddy of mine in Ontario…I lose 85% of the time, but I keep playing anyway! I love most board games too!


  3. I love all of the rearranged words! My brain is always playing that way with letters – even without Scrabble, tho I admit I adore the game and wish I could find eager regular players here in West Seattle. Thanks, Katybeth!

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