Scrabble has released its new list of acceptable words, and this one's a doozie. In fact, doozie is probably included.
Scrabble wants to be relevant so you and your bae or bezzy can have lotsa lolz. Just be sure to say thanx for the game. Those are just some of the 6,500 new additions.
Over at Business Insider, they're having fun making sentences with as many words as they can.
In addition to operational words used with modern technology (like "checkbox"), there are piles and piles of slang. If you're devo, complain to your tweeps, because it should have been obvs.
There is an argument to be made for common usage, and I regularly employ that argument when the pedant brigade digs its trenches around a word in a debate. It's why I don't throttle people when they say "decimate" and think it means to destroy. Above all, language is a tool to be used by us, not something we're slaves to.
But what's less obvs is why words should be included that are little more than sounds. "Eew", "Grr", and "Waah"? And some words actually seem like a semi-troll. Cakeage? As in, the charge for a BYO cake at a restaurant? Is that some kind of Eastern thing, or far from it? The Dude can't abide.
I'm going to ring my grandmother and warn her.