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Four 4th grade girls stand around, bored. I grab a board game out of the recreation wagon. “Here, play this, it’s super fun!”
They break into teams. Each has a pencil and paper. They shake the word box more violently than necessary.
“FUM!” Yells one girl with glee.
“Fum” is not a word!
Yes it is! Fee-Fi-Fo-FUM!
Mrs. Wipff, could you look up fum? Is it a word?
I look it up. “Well, according to Wikipedia, it IS a word: Fum is a traditional Catalan Christmas carol.”
The group disbands shortly after that.
Too many words. Kind of boring.
Boggle is the bomb! How can they call it boring? Maybe I’m just a word nerd.