As if my life isn’t busy enough between the blogging, the full-time job as a cosmetologist, being a mom to my animals and a wife to my hubs, volunteering for various responsibilities at church and making time for friends, I’ve picked up a new, time-consuming habit: Scramble.

It’s mostly just like the old game Boggle, but played on my phone instead.

In Scramble, there’s a grid of 16 letters (4×4) and, in two minutes, you’ve got to come up with as many words as possible from this mumbo jumbo.

After one round, you get to see what words you found compared to what words your friends found.  A winner is declared.  But, if you’re competitive like me, you also have the option to see every s.i.n.g.l.e word that could have possibly gotten played.

With a certain amount of indignation, I’m discovering that my vocabulary is more limited than I supposed.  So now I just feel like I’m in competition with myself!

Without looking up the definition, I dare you to make a sentence out of these words using the comments section below.  (No cheating!  None of this “I don’t know what epos is” business, or, “Surra is a funny word.”)

  • pareos
  • paseos
  • pareus
  • serows
  • serous
  • epos
  • surras
  • saros
  • soras
  • surra
  • wos
  • sapour
  • sou
  • moues
  • asper
  • roues
  • opes
  • orra
  • oes
  • tun
  • oe
  • lithos
  • ooralis
  • tsooris
  • tsoris
  • shtetls
  • altho
  • storax
  • tilths
  • thirls
  • rhos
  • foh
  • horal
  • shris
  • rotls
  • hila
  • oot
  • als
  • osar
  • abseil
  • paries
  • lipas
  • paisa
  • pehs
  • senti
  • gien
  • isba
  • sinh
  • tipi
  • psi
  • rai
  • dattos
  • datos
  • haets
  • ordos
  • rotls
  • tsade
  • ahed
  • keet
  • slue
  • pashas
  • prahu
  • prau
  • rax
  • antra
  • peh
  • nival
  • areca
  • meson
  • setose
  • mora
  • ethmoids
  • neep
  • stramony
  • oyez
  • maar
  • aa
  • ketose
  • diodes
  • kris
  • mho

And last, but not least (my personal favorite):

  • pht

Okay, perhaps you’re a lot smarter than me.  Maybe if you played me in Scramble, you’d have found all of these words and creamed me; maybe the majority of these are common knowledge.  If I had all the time in the world, I’d love to spend a day looking this vocabulary up and practicing using each one in my everyday conversation.  I mean, if it’s a word, we might as well use it, right?

(Man, if I had been more in the know, this totally would have benefitted my To vs. Two vs. Too post!)


  1. May 9, 2012

    best. game. ever. im planning on getting a plaque made of the one time i’ve beat you.

  2. May 9, 2012

    Did you see that, Sheri, she doesn’t attribute your win to your skills, but to her sleepiness. 😛


    Btw, it’s your turn, to cream me again. Pht!!

  3. May 9, 2012

    I think an alien language has been installed on your phone.

  4. May 9, 2012

    (giggle) you think you’re busy *now*?! xoxo

  5. May 10, 2012
    erin mcdonald

    hey there Ketos, I am wondering if you could make me a stramony? I have the worst ethmoids and I horal that cures them! Also, a kiss on my lipas would be a keet!
    Well maybe this counts? Hee hee! every word except Ethmoids came up as a miss spelled word on my mac soooo I am thinking that you just might have a foreign phone. But have fun!

  6. May 16, 2012

    Tsoris is what you feel because you don’t know these words. It’s actually a yiddish word but is now used in English to describe suffering or trouble. Altho is probably just short for although. Diodes are electrical components. Love to continue but don’t know many more and have to get back to work! Much rather pursue your project, however. Words are such fun and I must say, you have definitely compiled an extraordinary list !!!! I don’t have time to play Scramble much but I do think it is terrific.

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