October 10th, 2010

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Office du JerriaisJersey Evening Post, vocabulary

Wood Scrabble Tile J
Chèrgi preunmiéthement
par Leo Reynolds

Taking the opportunity today to work in the Jersey Library hunting out some texts, this anecdote turned up in the Jersey Weekly Post of 30/11/1967:

Jersey word

Scrabble, the word game, is very popular about this time of the year as a family after-dinner game. For the uninitiated the object of the game is to build words on a point-scoring basis and there are set rules about the type of words used. But a colleague was posed a real problem recently when his wife – a true Jèrriaise – made up the word V R A I C at a very crucial stage of the game. The lady was quite adamant that the use of the word was in order and her husband had to admit defeat.