In my ongoing mission to recruit new members to my Scrabble
As anyone who has played the board game with any level of strategy can tell you, two-letter words are one of the keys to success. Well, that and memorizing all of the Z words.
David Bukszpan, author of Is That a Word?, is the creator of this ingenious poem, presented by Daily Beast here.
My favorite on the list (and the bane of my daughter's playing time) is Qi. That also happens to be the most popular of the two-letter words used in Scrabble. Mainly because it is one of the only ways you can use the stupid Q when you don't have a U.
So when you find yourself stuck with two vowels (AA, AE, OE) or a rare-ish letter (KA, KI, XI, ZA), you'll thank me for the reference.