According to the
New Yorker Magazine , its name was derived from
a phrase that means "word war" in Croatian; what game's name is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
According to the New Yorker Magazine, the game's name comes from the
Croatian skra abbu, word war.
As many of you have pointed out, this of course is
massively incorrect. According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary the source is
unknown; however, according to the Online Etymological
Dictionary the proprietary name Scrabble is "probably from scribble-scrabble, hasty
writing, a reduplication of scribble."
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