Scrabble – an easy way to win.

During one of our regular scrabble games (see past ‘I scored 596 at Scrabble: why does it depress me?’ and ‘Rude words in my new Scrabble dictionary’ scrabble blogs) I used the term “DELINKED” as an eight letter word scoring me around 90 points. The MSF challenged this saying she’d never heard of it.

I explained it was the term for a request after divorce that your finances are no longer linked on your credit file (see Check your Credit File guide) and thus was fine. We didn’t have our big scrabble dictionary with us (we were playing on the mini-scrabble set) to check so the MSF had no choice but to accept it.

Now actually it’s an Americanism, and tends not to be used as a specific term in the UK, though that should still allow it to be acceptable for Scrabble. Either way, to ensure its veracity, and because it’s nicely descriptive, I’ve just written it in my News of The World column on credit scoring, for a week Sunday. After all, if it appears in a National Newspaper it can’t be disputed can it…

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