Scrabble dictionary adds ridic list of new words
The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology.
A number of the new words are straight from the mouths of the cool kids. There’s lotsa, twerking, lolz, emoji and ridic — short for ridiculous.
Facetime, which means talking with someone via the Apple app of the same name, will earn you a cool base score of 15 points.
If you’re looking to ditch that “Z” tile, you can use lolz (13 points). This is not just laughing out loud. It’s laughing out loud like a maniac — think the plural of lol.
Emoji, that ridiculously expressive digital icon, will get you 14 points.
Bezzy — best friends in regular speak — adds 18 points.
And the list goes on and on.
Wahh — a shorter, more lyrical word for wailing, is in there. And who knew that shootie, a shoe that covers the ankle, was even a word?
The Collins Scrabble Word List is used by international tournament players. It includes more than 276,000 words from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Britain and the United States.
Its new list was “influenced by all parts of life including social media, slang, technology and food, plus English from around the world,” Collins Dictionary said in a statement.
Scrabble players will have lots of new words to get used to, including sexting, blech and shizzle. And if you don’t like these changes, you can shut your cakehole!
Yeah, that synonym for “mouth” is in there, too.