My husband has a poor vocabulary. That, combined with the fact that he doesn't understand the strategy of the game means he used to lose all the time at crossword type board games. Recently, I noticed he was kicking butt. He shows me a cheat app that he's using. Okay then. It's a cool app and I start using it when I'm playing solitaire. Hopefully, it will help increase my vocabulary.
So now he invites me to play. I decide not to use the cheat app to see if I can still beat him. My strategy for when someone has a bigger vocabulary than me is to try to lock down the board. When people know how to play, I'll still get beat but like I said, my husband doesn't really know how to play. I started to get a little bit ahead. I tried to tell myself that IF I won, I was not going to be all hollering and dancing around. But that was about two turns before the end of the game when I had an itty bitty lead. Then he played two words for over 20 points each. I thought I was going to lose so when the last word went down and it came up that I won (he had a Q left) I jumped up and ran around the house hollering "WOOOOOO!" I was also talking much smack. "Oh! I whooped you AND your little cheat app!"
It was over the top and I had told myself that I wasn't going to do that but I did it anway which is kind of weird. I think if it was a stranger or if it was somebody I didn't know was cheating, I probably could have stuck with the plan. In fact, I don't celebrate like that when I win. Except once I narrowly beat my sister by playing "NOOO" (I can't actually remember how many Os there were.) as the last word and she looked at the screen and said, "Noooo!" so for like a week after that I was ragging on her. Everytime something halfway unexpected happened, I'd say, "Noooo."
I think my husband could've won and not had a fiesta about it. Of course, if he did I just would've been a sore loser and point out that he cheated.