Scrabble players might find themselves twerking their way to victory soon, as hundreds of new words have been added to the game.
The sixth edition of Merriam-Webster’s “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” includes 300 words such as twerk, beatdown and sriracha. And it finally adds a common two-letter word that players have been waiting to use for decades: OK.
For a living language, the only constant is change,” said Peter Sokolowski, editor at large for Merriam-Webster. “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary evolves to keep up with English as it is used today.”
The modernization of the game’s lexicon can be seen in recently added words like bitcoin, facepalm and emoji.
Entries like sheeple (people who are docile and easily influenced) and listicle are derived from Internet lingo.
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