Statistics Saturday: Things I Couldn’t Get To Work In Boggle


As your Saturday or Sunday or whatever reference guide, here are some things I’ve found not to work in a game of Boggle, that puzzle game to find the words in a randomly generated matrix of letters:

  • Rolls. (Letter ‘R’ wasn’t actually there.)
  • Queue. (Dispute about whether a ‘Q’ on the board automatically included a ‘u’ with it.)
  • Cat. (Didn’t see it.)
  • Flinch. (Shied away from it. Admitted irony of the situation.)
  • Aququrqu. (Was just needless sarcasm after that Queue dispute above.)
  • Obelus. (Nobody believes me that’s even a thing.)
  • “What do you mean that’s not in the Scrabble dictionary?” (They meant what the words obviously imply.)
  • Dogma. (Letter ‘G’ was actually a ‘Q’.)
  • “Let’s play cribbage instead.” (Fantastically bad move.)
  • Hemed. (I couldn’t believe that was a word.)
  • Sighing and walking away, shaking my head sadly that things should have come to this. (Insufficiently cool. I should have pretended I saw a squirrel doing a cute thing and never come back.)