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Title: Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
Post by: parliboy on December 09, 2003, 12:06:46 AM
My understanding is that OSCAR (which was disallowed) is a breed of fish, making the word legal to use.  Am I off my rocker here?
Title: Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
Post by: dscungio on December 09, 2003, 12:22:46 AM
I went to the dictionary website Onelook.com and just about every entry lists "Oscar" as the movie award.  However, Wikipedia does list "Oscar" as a fish.  The entry is here (http://\"http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar+(fish)\").  Take a look.



Dean
Title: Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
Post by: gameshowguy2000 on December 09, 2003, 12:30:42 AM
While were on the topic, would proper words be described as Illegal words, say MAINE?
Title: Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
Post by: Steve McClellan on December 09, 2003, 01:13:10 AM
Yes, proper words are illegal, hence the disallowance of Oscar tonight.

The Official Scrabble Players' Dictionary doesn't list "oscar" as a legal word, however The Official Countdown Dictionary does, so I can definitely see that ruling going either way.
Title: Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
Post by: Starkman on December 09, 2003, 06:40:56 AM
wasnt this debated on air in the 2nd season of lingo...with the same decision...not as word. At least they are consistant :)