Scrabble word list changes: "WESPA hopes this North American isolationism will end one day, for the good of global Scrabble."
December 30, 2011 7:58 AM Subscribe
posted by jessamyn (76 comments total)
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On January first the official club and tournament word list used by competitive Scrabble players outside of North America (SOWPODS or CSW or Collins) will change. The updated international word list contains 1532 additions and 145 deletions
(pdf) of words of eight or fewer letters. There are no new two-letter words.
New words of note: CLIT, CUMS, INBOX, MUNGE, QIN, SPLOG, VOIP, WIKI, XRAY
No longer allowed: ACIDFREAK, FOOTROT, MOLEHUNT, PORNOMAG, VICTROLLA, WYSIWIG, YOS
- Downloadable PDFs
from WESPA (World English Language Scrabble Players Association) about the changes: summary
, new variants
which is a succinct summary. They've also included a pair of new threes
and new fours
stories to aid in memorization.
- Word list questions: "What is the official word list
?" and some explanation about the different word lists
and the anagram-heavy history
of the North American Scrabble Players Association word list and NASPAs "How lexicons are compiled
- This affects online players playing with ISC
but not Words With Friends which uses a public domain wordlist found here
, or the iPhone app which is licensed through Hasbro and uses the North American word list. Facebook Scrabble players will use either Scrabble Beta
(US & Canada) or Scrabble Worldwide
and it's unclear
when wordlist changes will be folded in to the online game.