Next time you play Scrabble, grab the official Collins Dictionary so you can outmanoeuvre your friends with words like “webzine”, “darknet” and “grrl”. Be prepared, though, as those non-techies across from you may win with the dreaded “Facebook”.
Tech-savvy Scrabble players should be happy as the editors of the Collins Dictionary for Scrabble recently added 3000 new words which include a mix of slang, technical jargon and current colloquialisms. As expected, this change is getting mixed reactions with some Scrabble players welcoming the update and other bemoaning the declining state of the English language.
North American Scrabble players starting to get in a huff need to relax as this change only applies to the Collins dictionary which is used by Scrabble players in English-speaking countries outside North America. North America still uses the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary which is stripped of any offensive words and is as dry and boring as ever. [The Scotsman]