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ZakRyerson
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:22 pm    Post subject: "Cheer, Cheer for ous SCRABBLE Squad" Reply with quote

Are any of the words that were in ALL CAPS "Phony" (not acceptable in_tournament_ SCRABBLE?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry....., could you be a bit more clear?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was anrticle way back of songs for schools that can't afford a football team. I am not certain of the exact title.

E.G.

Bid A Heart, Bid A Spade.
Bid a game that can't be made.
As the bridge team goes ruffing along.

and

On you shooters, on you shooters,
Get down on you knees.
Roll a Seven, Roll Eleven,
Don't make sanke--eyes please (or boxcars).

Sadly the author of "Scrabble Freak" did not answer the question:
Were all the words in "Cheer, Cheer for our SCRABBLE Squad" legal?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's "Fight Songs for Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports" from MAD #69 (March 1962).

The references in the Scrabble song-- ADZ, ZEBEC, ZAX, QUA, ZARF, QUINOA, PYX, KA, JATO, FURZY, OS, UT, UGH, ZYGOTE, BABA, YOHO, and VUG-- are all actual words.

A "zax" may be a hatchet-like tool used for cutting roofing slate, and an "adz" may be an ax-like tool with a curved blade set at a right angle to the handle. But Frank Jacobs would NEVER cut corners!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 10:57 am    Post subject: Fight songs for Schools without Major Sports Reply with quote

To the tune of "On Wisconsin",
For schools with Dice Gambling Teams.

On you shooters,
On you shooters,
Get down on your knees.

Roll a seven, roll eleven,
Don't roll snake eyes please...or boxcars

Show your class boys,
Make a pass boys,
Then you'll hear us shout!

And our cheering
will not stop
Till you crap out!

For schools with Bridge Teams.
To the tune of "The Caissons Go Rolling Along"

Bid a Heart,
Bid a Spade,
Bid a game that can't be made
As the Bridge Team goes ruffing along.

Loose a Slam by a trick,
See your Partner getting sick,
As the Bridge Team goes ruffing along.

For its hi-hi-he,
We've got vunerability,
Shout out "Three No-trump"
loud and strong! ...Down Four

For we will set the pace,
As we trump our partners Ace,
As the Bridge Team goe ruffing along.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DD: Unless I am very much mistaken It was "Xebec" not "Zebec"

Since I'm not going to try to find a copy of issue #69:
In which papberback has "Song for Schools That Can't Afford Major Teams"

IMO: JATO: Jet Assisted Take Off should not be a legal Scrabble word. Yes, one might say, we have just ordered 50 JATO units.
However JATO is normally written in all caps and unlinke RADAR or LASER is seldom used metaphorically.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, the word "jato" is an acronym word standing for "jet-assisted take-off", but that doesn't disallow it in Scrabble because it is used as a word in and of itself, much like scuba (self-contained underwater breathing apparatus) or laser (light amplitude stimulated emission radiation). Remember that REAL acronyms (not things like IBM or HTML or SSL) are formed from the first letters of successive words and that the result can be pronounced as a word (like the examples above, including JATO).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DD wrote:
It's "Fight Songs for Schools That Can't Afford Major Sports" from MAD #69 (March 1962).

The references in the Scrabble song-- ADZ, ZEBEC, ZAX, QUA, ZARF, QUINOA, PYX, KA, JATO, FURZY, OS, UT, UGH, ZYGOTE, BABA, YOHO, and VUG-- are all actual words.


All of the fight songs in that issue, as I recall, were parodies of actual, well-known fight songs. Does anyone recall which school fight song was used for the Scrabble Squad?

Cheers! Cheers! for our Scrabble Squad!
They fill the board with words that are odd
Adz and xebec, zax and qua,
Zarf and quinoa, pyx and ka!

Jato and furzy, os, ut and ugh,
Zygote and baba,
Yoho and vug!

They know every word except
The one that spells vic-to-ry!

(I know the song used for the craps team was "On Wisconsin!")

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using the Marine Corps' "Halls of Montezuma" (Marine Corps Hymn), they also did a fight song for the Monopoly team:

From the slums of Baltic Avenue
'Round to Boardwalk and Park Place,
We will buy up all the properties
Build hotels on every space!

We will drive our foes to bankruptcy
If they fail to pay the price!
But we can-not even start the game
'Til some-body finds the dice!


Apologies if I've blown a word or two, but mind you I read this back when the issue was still off the presses and have retained them only in memory all these years...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:08 pm    Post subject: Scrabble song: sung to the tune of the Notre Dame fighg song Reply with quote

In case this was not answered elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typeaux wrote:


All of the fight songs in that issue, as I recall, were parodies of actual, well-known fight songs. Does anyone recall which school fight song was used for the Scrabble Squad?



That melody was the "Notre Dame Victory March".

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eddurd wrote:
Typeaux wrote:


All of the fight songs in that issue, as I recall, were parodies of actual, well-known fight songs. Does anyone recall which school fight song was used for the Scrabble Squad?



That melody was the "Notre Dame Victory March".


I thought so too.
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