G, Scrabble™ players can be some tough customers.
When a letter “G” went missing from the World Scrabble Championship in Warsaw last week, one player demanded that another be stripped search in order to find it.
The Independent reports that when the G-tile went missing during the game, a Thai player asked a judge to have England’s Ed Martin strip-searched to locate it.
“The judges ruled in Mr. Martin's favor, sparing him the indignity of a search and seeing a tight defeat turned into victory by a single buttock-clenching point.”
Seriously, though, aside from swallowing the tile—which The Independent says one player once accused another of doing at a tournament—where in the world could you hide a Scrabble piece besides down your drawers? They’re small enough that one imagines them being easy to hide without great discomfort. And in fairness to the accusatory Thai player, in the paper’s extensive description of the contest, the “G” is never reported as having turned up.
Our guess? The next day someone in that room excreted something worth two points. But they’ll never tell. And we’ll never know.