Paddle This Canoe - Feb 11

This blog starts off with a list of just a few words to help you dispose of some vowels when you are trying to play the letters AIOO.


There is a 5 letter word with these 4 vowels. It is often played in my games


BOOAI - A remote rural place.


8 words of 6 letters as well - 9 counting the plural BOOAIS


BOOHAI - Alternate spelling, as is the word BOOAY


HOODIA - African plant whose sap is used as an appetite suppressant


OOIDAL - Egg shaped. If this is on the board look out for ZOOIDAL


OORALI - Plant from which curare is obtained. Look out for WOORALI


OORIAL - Himalayan sheep


ARIOSO - Melody resembling an aria. Plurals are ARIOSOS and ARIOSI


OOMIAC - Inuit canoe


OOMIAK - Inuit canoe


The topic for this blog was inspired by those last two words. They came to mind because I had a good score on Monday of 91 points for playing 6 tiles - UMIAQS


I was looking at different ways of spelling this canoe, thinking that only UMIAQ and OOMIAC had ever been played on my board, but there are 7 allowable spellings:


UMIAC, UMIAK, UMIACK, UMIAQ, OOMIAC, OOMIAK and OOMIACK


Why are UMIAC and UMIAK never played? They don't have any anagrams that you might choose to play instead


So I am challenging you to paddle this canoe as much as you can and see if you can play at least 3 of those possible spellings


Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

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