Aye Aye - 20/01/2021

I is quite a useful letter, particularly in -IER, -IEST and -ING endings. However it is quite a common letter so getting 3 of them on your rack at the same time is a familiar problem. When that happens it is important that you play two of them, so knowing all the 4 letter words like MINI and KIWI can be a very useful rack balancing tool. Here are 12 of the less well known ones:


BIDI - A hand rolled cigarette. Also BEEDI and BEEDIE


FIFI - A type of hook


HIOI - New Zealand plant of the mint family


IMPI - A regiment of Zulu warriors


INTI - A monetary unit of Peru


MIHI - A ceremonial Maori greeting


MIRI - A Russian peasant commune


NIDI - The plural of NIDUS which is a breeding place


PIKI - Maize meal bread made by Hopi Indians from Arizona


PILI - The nut of burseraceous trees. Also called a PILINUT


TIPI - Alternative spelling of an Indian tent. TEPEE and TEEPEE


TITI - A small South American monkey. Also called OUISTITI


Because OUISTITI has three syllables with an EE sound it is used by French photographers to get their subjects to smile. In just the same way as an English speaking photographer might ask you to say CHEESE the equivalent request in France is likely to be OUISTITI.


Happy Scrabbling

Patrick



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