Breaking Scrabble News: "ok" is okay to play

By Christina Caron

Twerk, emoji, facepalm. Ew.

Last year it would have been against the rules for casual Scrabble players to use any of those words. Not anymore. Merriam-Webster announced on Monday it had added more than 300 words to the latest edition of its official Scrabble dictionary.

“It means that in some ways the whole game is thrown open and made anew,” Emily Brewster, an associate editor and lexicographer at Merriam-Webster, said. “I think it’s especially exciting to people who play regularly.” Read on

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