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"I" Who Have Nothing

Dear Words With Friends,

It is my belief you have something against “I”.  Three times I attempted to play this letter in the course of two different games. Each time your Words With Friends “computer” (and I use the term with contempt and derision) decided to rule against the words I had chosen. The examples are below.

IGORED  - the past tense of the verb to “Igor” - as in Igor, the munted assistant from Universal Studios' 1930s FRANKENSTEIN movie franchise. To Igor is to assist someone and endure his or her withering scorn and derision, to become their scapegoat. Thus Anne Hathaway’s character igors for Meryl Streep’s character in 2006 movie THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

ZIGIROS - A well-regarded Icelandic party band that have never won a Eurovision Song Contest

ITA   - in Australia, Ita Buttrose is the name of one of our secular saints. She was the founding editor of Cleo, the editor of the Australian Women’s Weekly and she more or less invented Australian feminism. She was the subject of a 1980 Cold Chisel song and she was excellently portrayed by Asher Keddie in the ABC mini series PAPER GIANTS. The usage of Ita as a proper noun would appear to make it ineligible, however it is also a verb meaning “to turn a slight lisp into a brand”.

I hope to hear from you soon regarding changes to your game. Some form of apology involving flowers and a Bob Jane’s T-Mart voucher would also be appreciated.

Yours in Sorrow,

Mr Trivia


Anonymous said…

Comedy gold.
Mr Trivia said…
Thanks Anonymous!

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