Hasboro is celebrating the 7o-year anniversary of the popular word game Scrabble by adding new words to Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. The current update will mark the sixth edition of the official game book.
Some of the 300+ new words included in the latest edition include, “facepalm”, “Emoji” and “Puggle.”
Peter Sokolowski, editor at large at Merriam-Webster, explained the need for the latest update:
For a living language, the only constant is change. New dictionary entries reflect our language and our culture, including rich sources of new words such as communication technology and food terms from foreign languages The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary evolves to keep up with English as it is used today.
The Scrabble dictionary will be available September 2018.
Meanwhile, Twitter celebrated Scrabble Day!
— Sandra Boynton (@SandyBoynton) April 13, 2018
— Genevieve Boiko (@Gen_Boiko) April 13, 2018
— Fuse (@fusetv) April 13, 2018
People shared their Scrabble memories:
A story to share on #ScrabbleDay. A few weeks back, I was arranging my tiles at the start of the game and ended up with the name of my mom who died in 2016. I knew I would win (despite the slow start…) pic.twitter.com/W0SLMoOBO6
— Isabella Tatar (@IsabellaTatar) April 13, 2018
And suggested games to play…
— National WWI Museum (@TheWWImuseum) April 13, 2018
— The Great Trail (@thegreattrail) April 13, 2018
— OntarioHeritageTrust (@ONheritage) April 13, 2018
And offered this bit of trivia:
By far the best way to celebrate Scrabble Day is with Oxyphenbutazone. This word in a single play, can give the highest possible score on a Scrabble board. The chances of it ever coming up are similar to the chances of winning this week’s lottery! #scrabbleday #lovelibraries pic.twitter.com/rfN4CZmwJw
— Devon Libraries (@DevonLibraries) April 13, 2018
H/T: Entertainment Weekly