Scrabble Day

Scrabble Day celebrates the popular board game. It's been popular around the world ever since. People young and old enjoy this game.

Scrabble was invented in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts - whose birthday was April 13, 1899.
He called his game “Lexiko” then “Criss-Crosswords”.
Hard to believe, but he couldn’t get a company interested in manufacturing it! So, he sold the manufacturing rights to James Brunot, in exchange for a royalty on every game sold.

It's very easy to celebrate Scrabble Day. Just get out the old board game, dust it off, and play a few rounds with family or friends.

So you’ve probably found yourself staring at the Scrabble board more than once, thinking about how you have nothing that will work. Don’t skip your turn! Instead, check out these two-letter words that will help you fill in the gaps (hey, some points are better than no points, right?). Argue any one of these to your opponent because they can all be found in Merriam-Webster (which is where all of these definitions come from. If someone insists that you play only by the Oxford English Dictionary, stare blankly at them before announcing that it’s just a game! …I kid. Most of these can probably be found there, too). So in honor of Scrabble Day here are some....

Two-Letter Words You Need to Know
Qi: a variant of chi; vital energy that is held to animate the body internally and is of central importance in some Eastern systems of medical treatment (as acupuncture) and of exercise or self-defense (as tai chi)
Jo: chiefly Scottish term of endearment; sweetheart or dear
Za: slang for ‘pizza’
Mu: the twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet
Nu: the thirteenth letter of the Greek alphabet
Xi: the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet
Pi: the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet; more commonly known as 3.14159265
Xu: a coin formerly minted by South Vietnam, equivalent to the cent
Ae: chiefly Scottish; one
Ar: the letter ‘R’; *I can’t promise that ‘arr’ will work out for you, though (unless your opponent is Captain Long John Silver).
Hopefully these help you out the next time you’ve got to use up some letters. Happy Scrabble Day!