Scrabble adds new ‘tech’ words to official dictionary

Scrabble adds new ‘tech’ words to official dictionary

But the real question is, “does this count for Words With Friends?”

If you’re looking for ways to use a Q without a U, the most recent update to the list of Scrabble words not only includes some techy-terms like “Facebook,” “vlog,” “badware” and “blook” (a book serialized on a blog), it also adds the total triple letter-and-word score boon “qin,” which is apparently a “Chinese zither.” (“Zither” was probably there already, but keep it in mind for a particularly fortuitous Scrabble hand.)

“Grrl,” “innit,” “inbox” “nang,” “twiglet,” “waygu,” and even “punanny” made the updated list- they may sound iffy, but don’t fall afoul of the official Scrabble rules for which words are technically acceptable:

All words labeled as a part of speech (including those listed of foreign origin, and as archaic, obsolete, colloquial, slang, etc.) are permitted with the exception of the following: words always capitalized, abbreviations, prefixes and suffixes standing alone, words requiring a hyphen or an apostrophe.

Are you a Scrabble purist? Do you recognize new additions to the Scrabble lexicon or hassle your opponents when they get creative?