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ENG 1103: Playable Names

Last Tuesday, January 17, I published a blog post with your pictures and a list of playable first names. At the end of the post, I offered a bonus-point opportunity in the form of questions: How many of your classmates have playable first or last names, and who are they? Three students posted their answers as comments on the post, and those three students will receive a bonus point for their literacy narratives

Here are the answers to the questions:

  • brock: a badger (Brock West)
  • charlie: a fool (Charlie Milch)
  • conner: one who cons or deceives (Conner Horn)
  • horn: hard permanent growths on the heads of cattle, sheep, goats, etc. (Conner Horn)
  • milch: giving milk (Charlie Milch)
  • nick: to cut (Nick Ewing)
  • rice: swamp grass cultivated as a type of food (Nicole Rice)
  • spencer: a short jacket worn in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries (Spencer Lawe)
  • west: the direction to the point of the horizon where the sun sets at the equinoxes, on the left side of a person facing north, or the part of the horizon lying in that direction (Brock West)

Continue to review the January 17 blog post as a way of putting names with faces, and continue to review all of the Scrabble posts to increase your word power and up your game.