One of the fondest memories of anyone’s childhood has got to be playing games. Whether they were outdoor games like basketball or football or indoor games like chess or Scrabble, we played it all. Games like Scrabble are brain stimulators and really helped in sculpting our creativity and grammar even at a young age. So, every kid who grew up playing Scrabble will be thrilled to know that they have added 300 new words to their dictionary. Yep, that’s right! 300 new words, baby!
Merriam-Webster released the 6th edition of their dictionary yesterday that was last updated 4 years ago. A few words that were added to this dictionary are emoji, frowny, hivemind, facepalm, zomboid, twerk, wayback, yowza and puggle.
But the two words that we’re really excited about are OK and ew! According to The Guardian, “OK is something Scrabble players have been waiting for, for a long time,” said lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster.
In fact, even words from foreign languages like bibimbap, sriracha, cotija and schneid have been added to the Scrabble dictionary.
All Scrabble nerds are in for a real treat! Also, here’s a little piece of trivia about the history of Scrabble in case you didn’t know. According to our beloved friend Wikipedia, in 1938, American architect Alfred Mosher Butts created the game as a variation on an earlier word game he invented called Lexiko!
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