Words with Friends, An Idiot’s Guide, Part 7: Potty words

Last week, I told y’all about being mistaken for a celebrity Words with Friends player. It was interesting to play with some new opponents, but there’s something comforting about playing against people you know. Even if you only know them virtually.

It can also be an educational experience. People from different backgrounds and walks of life often play words you never knew existed. For instance, my friend Candy Steele is a nurse, and she consistently introduces me to new and disgusting medical terms:

I believe each of us, no matter our lot in life, can share a plethora of new and exciting words with our opponents who otherwise would never know such words existed. Sadly, the powers that be at Words with Friends refuse to recognize some of my better word contributions to the game conversation:

However, many of my go-to words are perfectly acceptable. As I’ve said here before, we go with what we know. What do I know? Potty words, apparently. Traditional potty words, as in “words your mom would wash your mouth out with soap for saying”:

And potty words as in “words associated with a potty”:

I know…gross, huh? It’s not my fault. The letters on the board just sort of form into those type of words once they enter my brain:

So much so that Ricky Anderson aka Arthur 2 Sheds, aka 1357Bob aka Ricky Bobby instituted a side rule for our games that if either of us has the letters to form the word “FART” we must play it. Because we’re both mature like that.

But honestly? I’ve never tried that hard to use potty words. If I see an easy opportunity to use one I will, but I’ve never actually saved letters during a game in order to form a word, because frankly, I’m not that good of a player. All that changed in a recent game with JGTsd80. I saw the suffix of a word I’ve never played, and before that moment, never knew just how much I wanted to play it:

What can we learn?

That in the game of Words with Friends as with the game of Life, it’s good to have goals.

In case you missed them and would like to take an educational journey through my adventures with Words with Friends, you can find my previous posts here:

Words with friends, An Idiot’s Guide

Words with friends, An Idiot’s Guide, Part 2

Words with friends, An Idiot’s Guide, Part 3: Strategery

Words with friends, An Idiot’s Guide, Part 4: More words that shouldn’t be

Words with Friends, An Idiot’s Guide Part 5: Know your opponent

Words with Friends, An Idiot’s Guide Part 6: Trolling for Celebrities

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11 Responses to “Words with Friends, An Idiot’s Guide, Part 7: Potty words”

  1. Marni August 23, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I just started a game with you and Candy. You’ll like playing me since I’m sucktacular and you’ll feel all kinds of superior. And that really gets me that my freakin undergrad degree is in ENGLISH, but I am awful at WWF.


    I’m great at the smacktalk side of the game. I play our old friend Joe all the time. He’s a homicide detective and I take great pleasure in trash talking him until he tears up (I know he cries since we’ll play while we’re in the same room. He says it’s his allergies making his eyes water, but I know better).

    This morning, I may or may not have scored 23 points and then said “Oh smack. Say you like!”

    • katdish August 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

      Marns! I’m actually NOT playing you because I can’t figure out how to log in from Facebook. Or am I?

  2. Marni August 23, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    I sent you a request a couple of weeks ago through Facebook, but about 10 mins ago, I sent you one straight to your user name.

  3. Ricky Anderson August 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Bantering with you during the game is half the fun!

    Beating you silly at the end is the other half.

    • katdish August 24, 2012 at 7:51 am #

      Hey now! You don’t ALWAYS beat me silly. Sometimes you just beat me mildly amusingly.

  4. Candy August 24, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    Your “urinary” is brilliant. My son likes to play orthopedic words, so don’t be surprised if I, too, play “subluxate” on you some day soon. In the meantime….poo.

    • katdish August 24, 2012 at 7:52 am #

      Candy, I felt as if I was channeling you when I played the word urinary.

  5. James Williams August 24, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    A couple of random thoughts:

    1. “Shat” which is the past tense of shit, is playable.
    2. You got 108 points for urinary but were still 100 points behind?

    • katdish August 24, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      James, Do you honestly think I haven’t used “shat” before? It’s like you don’t even know me. As for being 100 points behind, shut up.

  6. SimplyDarlene August 25, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I always look for the real life application and/or lesson in your posts… I reckon using diarrhea and glorious in the same conversation counts.

    (are you all serious about that shat thing? who knew?)

  7. jake August 30, 2012 at 12:09 am #

    Everything about this makes me smile. Thank you for that.

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