THERE are few things more likely to stoke tensions around the dinner table than arguments over whether a word is admissible in Scrabble.
Now advocates of the verb “to twerk” or the noun “selfie” will get their chance to have their words officially recognised as the game’s makers update their official dictionary.
Hasbro hasn’t added any new words to the Merriam-Webster’s Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionary in nine years.
The updates are not likely to revolutionise your Scrabble matches, however. Hasbro is only allowing one new word. But the good news is, it’s allowing fans of the game to choose it.
Among the words put forward on a comments section of a post are “bling”, “bromance”, “texting”, “photobomb” and “injera”, an Ethiopian pancake.
Fans have until March 28 to put forward their suggestions and after a shortlist has been drawn up there will be an online vote on Facebook. The official new word will be announced on April 10.