Scrabble: The ‘death of the English language’?

300 new words coming

Yahoo Enertainment

Hundreds of words that were previously off-limits to Scrabble players are now fair game.

The newest version of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary boasts 300 new words, including “OK,” ew, and “emoji.”

“‘OK’ is something Scrabble players have been waiting for for a long time,” Peter Sokolowski, lexicographer and Merriam-Webster editor-at-large, told the Associated Press. “Basically two- and three-letter words are the lifeblood of the game.”

Former Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards applauded the two-letter additions, tweeting that she’s “been trying to play ‘ew’ for years.”

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