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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.

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \bbox[yellow]{\textbf{F-words™}} & \bbox[yellow]{\textbf{Not F-words™}}\\\hline \text{ABRACADABRA} & \text{APPLES}\\\hline \text{BALLS} & \text{BROWNIE}\\\hline \text{CORN} & \text{COOKIES}\\\hline \text{DABBING} & \text{DUCKY}\\\hline \text{ELMO} & \text{ELEVATOR}\\\hline \text{FABRIC} & \text{FURY}\\\hline \text{GAGGING} & \text{GORILLA}\\\hline \text{HAMMER} & \text{HANDWRITE}\\\hline \text{INDIGO} & \text{IZZIE}\\\hline \text{JEWEL} & \text{JOLLY}\\\hline \text{KISS} & \text{KICKING}\\\hline \end{array}$$

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 '17 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 '17 at 8:12
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    $\begingroup$ *gasps* $\!\!$ $\endgroup$ – suomynonA Feb 7 '17 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 '17 at 5:12
  • $\begingroup$ sorry about that $\endgroup$ – suomynonA Feb 10 '17 at 5:13

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