Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lĭt / uh / ruh / sē Äw / fĭs

The latest edition of the Collins Official Scrabble Words was released today.

The book is created by the staff at Collins Dictionaries based in Glasgow. It includes about 3,000 new words in addition to the million of already existing words. The wordlist is complied by using the Collins Corpus, which is the world’s largest language database of written and spoken English.

Robert Groves, editor of Collins English Dictionaries and editor of the latest word list for Scrabble users, said: "The latest edition adds nearly 3,000 new words to the existing quarter of a million available to Scrabble players. These additions are an eclectic mix of new technological jargon, overseas English, recent colloquialisms, street slang, and a few phrases that had not made it on to the list until now."

-Indian cookery: "keema" "aloo" "gobi"
-slang: "blingy" “thang” “innit” “gak”
-internet: "Myspace" "fansite" "Facebook" “Wiki”
-Q words: “qin” “fiqh”

Official Scrabble Words
May 2011
ISBN-13: 9780007425624

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