With the newest additions to the official Scrabble word list, even a total newb can lol their way to a win.
Earlier today, the BBC reported that Collins Dictionary revealed 6,500 new words that will now be permitted for gameplay.
The list, which includes words from multiple English speaking countries, features a number of popular-culture terms and internet slang.
The updated list adds words that have become commonplace in modern vernacular.
For example, Apple’s video-chat application “Facetime” will now earn players 15 Scrabble points.
Here’s a few of the other new additions and their Scrabble points worth:
Emoji — icon used for digital communication (14 points)
Hacktivist — a person who hacks computers for political activism purposes (22 points)
Geocache — a GPS based treasure hunt (16 points)
Lolz — to laugh out loud at others or at oneself (13 points)
Onesie — a one piece article of clothing (6 points)
Vape — to smoke using an electronic device (9 points)
Tweep — a person who uses Twitter (10 points)
Sexting — sending explicit sexual text messages (15 points)
Newb — someone who is new at something (9 points)
Obvs — slang terms for obviously (9 points)
Be forewarned, the official Collins online Scrabble checker will not be updated until September 2015, so twerking (which will earn a respectable 15 points) is still technically off-limits for now.
You can check out even more new words here.
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