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This is in the spirit of the What is a Word™/Phrase™ series started by JLee with a special brand of Phrase™ and Word™ puzzles.


If a word conforms to a special rule, I call it an F-word™.

Use the examples below to find the rule.

F-words™ Not F-words™
ABRACADABRA APPLES
BALLS BROWNIE
CORN COOKIES
DABBING DUCKY
ELMO ELEVATOR
FABRIC FURY
GAGGING GORILLA
HAMMER HANDWRITE
INDIGO IZZIE
JEWEL JOLLY
KISS KICKING

CSV Version:

F-words™,Not F-words™
ABRACADABRA,APPLES
BALLS,BROWNIE
CORN,COOKIES
DABBING,DUCKY
ELMO,ELEVATOR
FABRIC,FURY
GAGGING,GORILLA
HAMMER,HANDWRITE
INDIGO,IZZIE
JEWEL,JOLLY
KISS,KICKING

These are not the only examples of F-words™, many more exist.

Note:

I will add one row to this puzzle each day it remains unsolved, up to the letter Z.

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    $\begingroup$ By the way, the word that is usually known as the "F-word" is an F-word™ :p $\endgroup$
    – suomynonA
    Feb 6, 2017 at 6:40
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    $\begingroup$ Ferret, you mean, right? Or did you mean the really bad rude one ... fart?! $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Feb 6, 2017 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ *gasps* $\!\!$ $\endgroup$
    – suomynonA
    Feb 7, 2017 at 2:14

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F-words are ...

words whose numerical values scores are below 60, that is, an F.
The numerical value of a word is the total of all its letter values, where A=1, B=2, C=3, ... , Z=26.

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    $\begingroup$ I (and probably others) would have had this days ago without the COOKIE error :) $\endgroup$
    – Rubio
    Feb 10, 2017 at 5:12
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    $\begingroup$ sorry about that $\endgroup$
    – suomynonA
    Feb 10, 2017 at 5:13

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