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ENG 1103: Two-Letter Words, O-Z

The image above illustrates how the second player’s, or team’s, knowledge of playable two-letter words could enable a Scrabble on the second play of the game. The first player, or team, spelled mosque. By using all seven letters, the second player earned a total of sixty-two points for pointed alone, a word that couldn’t have been played without the knowledge of the five two-letter words that the player formed vertically: op, so, qi, un, and et. The first player scored forty points with a double-word score square. Without a double-word score square, the second team scored eighty-five.

Two of the previous Wordplay Day posts include the first sixty-four of the 101 playable two-letter words, A-E (October 3) and F-N (October 8). Today’s post features the remaining thirty-seven, O-Z.

  • od: a hypothetical force.
  • oe: a whirlwind of the Faeroe Islands
  • of: originating from
  • oh: an exclamation of surprise
  • oi: an expression of dismay (also oy)
  • om: a sound used as a mantra
  • on: physically in contact with
  • op: a style of abstract art dealing with optics
  • or: used to link conjunctions
  • os: a bone
  • oy: an expression of dismay (also oi)
  • pa: a father
  • pe:a Hebrew letter
  • qi:the central life force in traditional Chinese culture (also ki)
  • re:a tone of the diatonic scale
  • sh:used to encourage silence
  • si: a tone of the diatonic scale (also ti)
  • so: to such a great extent; a tone on the diatonic scale
  • ta: an expression of thanks
  • ti:a tone of the diatonic scale
  • to: in the direction of
  • uh: used to express  hesitation
  • un:one
  • up: to raise
  • us: a plural pronoun
  • ut: the musical tone C in the French solemnization system, now replaced by do
  • we: a first-person plural pronoun
  • wo: woe
  • xi: a Greek letter
  • xu: a former monetary unit of Vietnam equal to one-hundredth of a dong
  • ya: you
  • ye: you
  • yo: an expression used to attract attention
  • za: a pizza

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