“Quixey” – How We Named the CompanyApril 1st, 2012 | Posted by in Uncategorized
The goal was to make a name that could earn a ton of points in Scrabble. “Quixey” seemed to fit the bill, earning a whopping 25 points before any bonuses. Compare that to Google (a measly 8 points), Microsoft (16 points), Zynga (18), or even Shazam (20). We considered naming our company Qvixey (28 points), Quixxey (33 points), or Quixzy (34 points) but those names just didn’t have the same ring to them. It was tough letting go of our dream name, Zyxyqz, which would have netted 46 points! We’re baffled that the domain name zyxyqz.com hasn’t been taken already. Anyway, here’s to the day when Quixey grows so popular, it gets listed in the dictionary as a common noun…
Or better yet, a verb. That way, there can be a past tense, as in “I quixeyed an iPhone app for recognizing music yesterday. I got Shazam!” The wonderful thing about playing ‘quixeyed’ in Scrabble is it gains the player 50 points for using all their tiles in one turn. That’s powerful.
How powerful? We’ve calculated that a strategically placed ‘quixeyed’ could earn a player up to 374 points on a single turn! Just for reference, the most points in history gained from a single word came from Michael Cresta, who had 365 points for “quixotry.”
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