WORD JUDGE USA is a compilation of words with 2 to 21 letters from various sources, approved by WGPO (Word Game Players Organization). All words are playable in tournaments and clubs within the North American Continent (Canada, Mexico, United States of America) including the English-speaking countries of Israel, Pakistan, Philippines, and Thailand. All words are verified and validated. WORD JUDGE USA lists over 190,000 words from A through Z, an authoritative reference list of acceptable words for all word game players.
Born on June 5, 1946, Maliha Mendoza Mahmood became an American citizen in April 1982. Her second language is English, taught by teachers who were trained to teach the American English Language. During the American occupation of the Philippines (1898-1946) all public and private schools were mandated to use English as a medium of instruction for all subjects and courses of study, all the way from Luzon (the northern islands), Visayas (the middle islands), to Mindanao (the southern islands) where her basic elementary school education began. Maliha was an intern at the Holy Spirit Academy (a Catholic school run by the German nuns, known as the Servants of the Holy Spirit Convent, Laoag, Ilocos Norte), and her primary means of communication was English. She underwent a process of immersion in the English language both in writing and speaking. At present, she is an administrator and associate with MCE Consultants, Inc., (civil, geotechnical, and forensic engineering consulting firm) located in Tustin, California. Maliha was 13 years old when her aunt, Rosa Mendoza Bumagat, a school teacher, introduced and taught her how to play Scrabble.® Married to an Agricultural High School principal, Aunt Rosa’s family lived in rural Odiongan, Romblon, in the Visayan Island of Tablas. No television. The most exciting part of growing up was listening to a radio program known as “The Voice of America.” This is how Maliha learned much of her English. She memorized and wrote them down; she also typed words to study. It is understandable how much she loves the English language. Maliha has participated in many Scrabble® tournaments within the USA and Western Canada. She also participated in club games in Albany, Western Australia, and in Sydney using SOWPODS (now known as CSW12) adjudicator.