The PTB at Scrabble have gone crazy. Over 3000 new words have been added to Official Scrabble Dictionary. Now, some of these words make sense to add. There are Indian cookery words like “keema”, “alu” and “gobi”. These make Scrabble a little more global. There are also words like qin, a Chinese musical instrument, along with wagyu and Fiqh.
If that were the end of the story, this post would be no where to be found. Instead, the Powers That Be decided to add slang into the world of proper English and grammar. Words like Grrl, innit and thang are now official words in Scrabble. I guess the makers decided that if Websters could add bootylicious, they could add some bling of their own.
“THAT’S definitely a word, innit?” could soon be the cry of many a Scrabble player battling their way to victory.
New slang terms, including “innit”, “thang” and “grrl”, have been added to the official list of words that can be used in the popular board game.
Technology-related words such as “webzine”, “darknet” and “Facebook” have also made the Collins Official Scrabble Words book, compiled by staff in Glasgow.
via The Scotsman.