• Tue, May 10 2011

Scrabble Dictionary Adds Slang and Technobabble to New List

Four years after its last edition in 2007, there’s a new version of the Collins Official Scrabble Words book (compiled by staff in Glasgow, Scotland), with over 3,000 new words. While some purists will be frustrated to see “Facebook” and “grrl” on the board, the change could draw in younger players. The publishers assure those who might be rattled by the change by calling this the “most comprehensive Scrabble wordlist ever produced.”

Technobabble

  • Facebook
  • MySpace
  • fansite
  • webzine
  • darknet – the software you use to distribute songs illegally
  • blook – an online book published via a blog (that’s new even to us!)

Indian Cooking

  • keema
  • alu
  • gobi

Japanese Cooking

  • wagyu

Slang

  • grrl
  • blingy
  • innit – a shortening of “isn’t it” that can also be used at the end of a question: “You like this song, innit?”
  • thang

“Q” Secret Weapons

  • qin – a Chinese zither
  • fiqh – part of Islamic sharia law

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