Saturday, February 28, 2009

What's in a Word? WINNER: STEPHANIE!

Update: Stephanie is the winner!

The winning entry was "exophthalmoses"
which is a protrusion of the eyeballs. I imagine we have a few more people with the condition after all the hard work on this challenge!

Congratulations Stephanie! Please visit my shop to choose your prize - a bar of vegan soap or two bath bombs - go ahead and check out but don't pay!

Stay tuned for another fun puzzler ... coming soon!


This week's contest is a definite melon-scratcher. I hope you have fun with it!

The Challenge
Find the biggest point value word in the Scrabble letters below and post your winning answer via a comment to *this* blog posting.

The Rules
The challenge ends at 7pm PST on March 6th. The word with the largest point value will win. The word must be a real word and come up in a search result at If multiple individuals post the same word or words that are equal in value, the individual who posts first will win. Please be sure to either leave a way for me to get in touch with you if you win OR come back on March 6 to see if you've won!

The Prize
The winner will have their choice of any one bar of Vegan soap or 2 bath bombs from my Etsy shop!

Share the love - tell your friends about this fun giveaway contest too!



Stephanie said...

Xenophobe is my entry :D

Xenophobia is an intense dislike and/or fear of people from other countries.

I am not a Xenophobe! I love people from all over the world! :D

Great contest layla!

David said...

Well I could bump Stephanie by one point with xenophobia but I'll submit "ambidextrous" instead.

Layla said...

I bet you typed that with both hands, didn't you, David? ;)

Its Meow or Never Animal Rescue and Sanctuary said...


TheDamnNation said...


This is a very creative idea! Love it!

David said...

I'll add one point and move us to a new topic - "horsewhipped" - and it doesn't use the highly-valued "X". :)

ladybug said...

and I thought I was doing ok with eohippus...not something you get to use in everyday conversations

Stephanie said...

I'm adding one point with:


Stephanie said...

sorry I'm wrong - Horsewhipped is 26, I think that's probably the best any of us are going to get

Stephanie said...

Okay I think I have a winner here....after many days of research (I think I've been working on this for 2 whole days now!) I've come up with:


Which is a protrusion of the eyeballs, worth 31 scrabble points.

The link:

David said...

Yes! You're all going to get horsewhipped!! ;-)

David said...

Well, Steph, you beat me to the punch. My 31-point word is "photomorphogenesis". We have a few more hours to try and find some obscure medical term to beat that.

Goldenbear94 said...

Well, Here's what I came up with...

In the 31 point category xerophthalmias (in

apophthegmatised (Not in, but should be!)

In the 32 point category
ophthalmotoxins (Not in, but should be!)

and in the 33 point category
ophthalmoxerosis (Not in, but should be!)

Ouch, that hurt my head!!!!

Stephanie said...

Wooooohooooo thank you SO SO Much - I'm really happy I won, this was a real challenge!! I really enjoyed this contest, you have such wonderful posts on your blog Layla! Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate (and win!!)