NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY – Although this celebration does recognize the popular board game, the word “scrabble’ actually means to “grope frantically”. Therefore, technically, this day is encouraging you to get out there and grope someone or something frantically. I just had a visual of that possibility and I think I would rather watch than participate!
The board game Scrabble began its life during the depression with the name Lexiko (which I assume is a derivative of the word lexicon). The inventor, an artist and unemployed architect, Alfred Mosher Butts eventually renamed the game Criss-Cross Words.
Following a final name change to Scrabble, it entered into production in 1948 and has since become the basis for a TV show, is a member of the National Toy Hall of Fame and has become the centre of countless tournaments.
Celebrate this classic board game today! What is the best word that you ever played in Scrabble?