thekidstrumpet wrote: got tonkaed wrote:
SirSebstar wrote:wow 19.. eh just a question what is jux?
juxaposition i know jux not. jeux is the best i could do, but it is french
Doesnt count for anything in the scrabble dictionary.
LoL, yes jux is definitely not a word in any dictionary. And I concede defeat as i can't make a word worth more then 14 points.
Well, at first I thought jux
might be a latin word, but I checked a couple online latin dictionaries, and it isn't. If it was a valid latin word that still wouldn't make it eligible, but it would at least have increased our erudition somewhat. No such luck, however. Interestingly, it is not even the root of juxta
is itself a contraction of jugista
, so its root is jugos.
I did find jux in the urban dictionary, as a word in (American) hip-hop slang, but while some slang does eventually migrate into the mainstream and get included in mainstream dictionaries, this word has not yet done so. It definitely is not in either the American (Hasbro) or British (SOWPODS) Scrabble dictionaries.
So, while JUX would score a cool 19 points, it is not a word by our rules.
@thekidstrumpet: I know that your word wouldn't have won, but I still wish you would have posted it for the record. Would have been nice to have a complete list. Ditto for dazza, who has been sitting on 15-point PUGGY since phase one and didn't post it...
Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
Balance personal rights with social duties.
Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
Be not a cancer on the earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.