• @mapmakere and your point?


  • @betterlate1-0 That it's not new information.


  • @mapmakere never said it was..just gave where they could see all at one time gees when do you stop? i cant ever be as perfect as you lol


  • @jrp32 I'd love a 2-letter v-word. 馃檪


  • @flea10009 LOL! If you search out the definition of the new 2-letter "Z" word, "ZE". you will get a laugh at how ridiculous and illogical The Official Word List (currently CSW19, for LEX, I believe) has become. I suggest that the new 2 letter V word will be "VA" with some faux intellectual explanation that it is a particle of "VA VA VOOM".


  • @jrp32 so... ZE is apparently acceptable in the UK list at the moment (but not in the US list)? Thanks, that adds to my list of reasons for preferring US... although the US list also has its problems (what makes "ok") an acceptable word, for instance!?).


  • @thatguythere202, the silliness of "OK" being considered a valid word is indicative of the whole mess. I started playing the UK wordlist, (CSW19) currently, out of frustration. There were too many words that went against the stated principles of what a scrabble dictionary word should be for me to take it seriously as i used to. There used to be a few that should not have been there, IN MY OPINION --like JATO and RATO --those are acronyms, i don't care how you cut it, and TRANQ, that is tranquilizer by shortening and a few more were there in 1998 (TWL98 time in the US) and SOWPODS (an acronym made from OSPD and OWL [but where is the "L"?]) in the UK and a lot of the rest of the English Speaking world.
    Now, i am sure you found that Collin's (The C of CSW19) defines "ZE" as indicative of a foreign accent, usually French, as in "go to ze store". "OK" is an abbreviation of "Oll Korrect" an early American saying.
    So, up until a few years ago, they mostly stayed with their guidelines, then the guidelines were thrown out the window...............
    Anyway, these days, i use all of those i mentioned whereas i used to avoid doing so out of principle.


  • @jrp32 I play UK and use them all but not the slurs.


  • @mapmakere, Deciding which words constitute "slurs" is a complicated "slippery slope". Consider the words gyp, negro, gook, and chink. Which, if any, are slurs that you would not play in the game?

    Much simpler and consistent to just think of them as the sequences of letters that are allowed in the word game, and avoid making value judgments that will inevitably be inconsistent.


  • @algor The first and third I wouldn't use; the other two are actual words which aren't (always) slurs. It's a personal line I don't like to cross. A chacune son go没t.