You can also contribute to new official words in the next Scrabble dictionary

What are the odds that ‘Selfie’ will miss out ?

Am sure for those who have played Scrabble before have reached that point when your colleague formulates a word that for sure sounds so forged only to find out that the word already exists in the official Scrabble dictionary. Now you can have your say and contribute to the words in this dictionary. In it’s first major revision since 2005, Hasbro has announced on Facebook, that it’s 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 .

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Of course expect all the latest pop-culture words like hastag, twerk and selfie 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 a two letter word (“ew” is currently considered slang by Merriam-Webster, which publishes the official dictionary in the US).

Hasbro will be ministering closely the final nominees, so nothing too strange is likely to get through. Next month, it will announce a bracket of 16 final selections, which fans will vote on to determine the final winner just over a week later.

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