We have a new toy. Having been humiliated this weekend by being beaten by my frog at scrabble we agreed to buy our own set and stage a rematch.
So I arrived home last night to find, pride of place in the centre of the dining table, a sparkling still wrapped Deluxe Scrabble set bought from WH Smith's on Rue Rivoli.
The evening was then devoted to a long game (and next time I'm putting time limits on the response time per word) where I was thrashed. Again.
So my question is this. How does a seemingly intelligent english woman get beaten by a frenchman? I graduated with a good literature and languages degree, read copious amounts, work in the marketing communications industry and consider myself to have a wide vocabulary. He on the other hand is an intelligent finance accounting type and fluent english speaker.
Obvious humiliation aside, does this mean winning scrabble through points accumulation is more about systems and logic? In which case I will never win.