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Double Trouble Scrabble champ Nick Amphlett, left, listens to the high-scoring suggestion of teammate John Ezekowitz. (Photo / Laurie Swope)
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Vowel Language

Ef? Lek? These 13-year-olds rule the Scrabble world and have the vocabulary to prove it.

By Ken Gordon
March 7, 2004

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The champs' first play is OUTVIE. They spin the board around and, as it rotates, I say, "Out-vee?" Their coach, Mark Fidler, a math teacher at Buckingham, Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, corrects my pronunciation "out- vhy " and gives an impromptu lecture on why players should not pronounce Scrabble words out loud. Without warning, the Survivor motto (outwit, ... (Full Article: 667 Words)

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