A Hard Scrabble Existence
Some history and some new words
“One should use common words to say uncommon things.” — Arthur Schopenhauer
If you’re a word nerd, odds are, you enjoy playing games like Wordle or Scrabble.
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And naturally, you’ve already picked up on the play on words in the title of today’s Off the Clock entry — hardscrabble is an adjective: providing or yielding meagerly in return for much effort; demanding or unrewarding.
And as someone who has played and enjoys the board game Scrabble, I thought it might be fun to at a quick peek under the tiles.
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