We ended up playing Scrabble and with my daughter having a university education and me collecting my pension these days, I thought I was in for a bit of a Scrabble hammering from her.
In fact I was rather surprised at how greater a vocabulary I seemed to have than a very extensive social network user and research and dissertation writer in herself.
Ok, only one game and all that but it did get me thinking why she hadn't even heard before of some of the words I used.
Quire for instance (not a dyslexics singing group but a number of sheets of paper) and daub (not someone who lives on a certain 'hill' in Bolton but to smear something on something else).
I accept these are 'old' words that you probably don't here much these days and wondered if todays '140 characters or less' generation have lost some of the richness of the English language due to seemingly use less words to communicate with each other and more pictures, gif's, or emoji's, etc?
Do you enjoy a game of scrabble, or have any favourite words you use that others have never heard before?
(Oh and I was winning by 4 points when the food arrived and we packed away - I don't think she will take me so lightly the next time though!).