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Wu Hu

Of all the possible combinations of a consonant and a vowel one of the worst ones is a W and a U. You probably want to get rid of both of them in one play. Fortunately there are a few possibilities, but before we get to those we will have the A grade challenge. I am sure the two letters for the theme this week will delight them…..NOT! They definitely won’t say woohoo!


A Grade Challenge

Can you unscramble these 7 letter words with U and W? Answers are at the end


D F L M O U W

G L N O S U W

B H N O T U W

E F H I S U W

B E M S T U W


3 Letter Words

There are 3 words of this length that include a U and W


WUD

To load something with wood. So WUDDED and WUDDING are both allowed. This Scottish word has an Islamic connection because in expert games another U will often be hooked after it to make WUDU. A ritual washing before daily prayer. It can also be extended to WUDDY or WUDDIES. A large loop at the end of a rope


WUS

If you thought this meant a wimp you are wrong. It is a Welsh term for addressing a companion. If it is extended with a second S to make WUSS it does mean a wimp and then can be extended further to make WUSSY


WUZ

A non-standard spelling of WAS used to express either dialect or informal pronunciation. I can’t see it as a regional Kiwi accent, but probably for someone from Somerset in England


Some Useful 4 and 5 Letter Words


WAUK To cleanse woven cloth – Also WAULK

WAUL To cry like a cat

WAUR To defeat

WHUP To defeat totally

WULL To make a will (dialect)

WUXIA A type of Chinese fiction with sword wielding heroes

WUSHU A Chinese martial art

VROUW A Dutch woman

WOJUS Irish slang for poor quality or low standard

UNMEW To release from confinement or restraint


Answers to the A Grade challenge


MUDFLOW A moving mass of mud

SUNGLOW A glow in the sky caused by the sun

BOWHUNT To hunt with a bow and arrow

HUSWIFE A small suitcase containing sewing equipment

STEWBUM A drunken bum


Happy Scrabbling

Patrick

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