How Ridic Are the New Scrabble Words?

If brr and brrr are already playable words in Scrabble, why not add grr? On May 21, Collins, the publisher of the Official Scrabble Wordlist, did just that. As announced on the Collins website: “Over 6,500 new words have been added to the Collins Official Scrabble Wordlist — influenced by all parts of life, including social media, slang, technology and food, plus English from around the world.” Although the words, including grr, won’t be officially approved by the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association until September, the announcement made headlines within hours. Literally hours.Newly added slang words and alternate spellings featured in many headlines, for example:

Source: How Ridic Are the New Scrabble Words? – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

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