Scrabble dictionary’s new words are so ridic
(May 22, 2015) – Scrabble dictionary has added lotsa new words for its players, and some are so ridic, they’ll make you lolz.
The venerable board game has an additional 6,500 words, including a few once limited to social media and technology.
The 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 15 points.
Emoji, that ridiculously expressive digital icon, will get you 14 points.
Bezzy — best friends in regular speak — adds 18 points.
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, is even a word?
The Collins Scrabble Word List is used by international tournament players. It includes words from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK 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. Shut your cakehole!
Yeah, the synonym for mouth’s in there, too.