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parliboy

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Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
« 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?
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dscungio

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Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
« Reply #1 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.  Take a look.



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Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2003, 12:30:42 AM »
While were on the topic, would proper words be described as Illegal words, say MAINE?

Steve McClellan

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Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
« Reply #3 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.

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Lingo 12/8 Illegal Word
« Reply #4 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 :)