It was announced yesterday that the Scrabble dictionary is getting 300 new words, including some favourite sayings from right here in the valley! I spoke with Bill Letterman, the head word judge for the Comox Valley Scrabble club, to learn more.



Here’s the words in case you missed them:

  • Georgercise. Defined as the time after you put in your order at George’s, and pace around until it’s ready.
  • Islandtime. Defined as being stuck behind someone going 40 on the dyke, as in, they must be on island time.
  • Gesselstarve. Uttered while trying to find something worthwhile to eat at 9 oclock at night when everything’s closed.


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