‘Scrabble’ is now letting players vote for a new official word

Any semi-serious Scrabble player knows that it doesn’t matter what you and your friends agree on as legitimate words — it only matters which ones are in the official Scrabble dictionary. But now, you could actually have a say on what’s in that dictionary: on Facebook, Hasbro is allowing fans to submit words that they’d like to see added to the dictionary, and one of them will be chosen for the book’s update this year — its first major revision since 2005.

Current suggestions include the type of pop-culture references you’d expect (“twerk”) along with some more clever Scrabble nerdiness: one submission hopes to add some new words with “Z” in them, and another wants to see “ew” — a somewhat strange current omission — included as…

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