Skip to comments.Scrabble bans 236 bigoted words, slurs from official list
Posted on 07/09/2020 2:17:03 PM PDT by Ennis85
Scrabble just got W-O-K-E.
Players of the classic board game will no longer be able to rack up points for spelling out racial and ethnic slurs, according to Scrabble officials.
A total of 236 bigoted words were removed from the official Scrabble word list used at tournaments in order to make the game friendlier to all types of people, The North American Scrabble Players Association. said Wednesday.
Removing slurs is the very least that we can do to make our association more inclusive, NASPA CEO John Chew said in a statement. How can we in this day tell prospective members that they can only play with us if they accept that offensive slurs have no meaning when played on a board?
But not all members of the 10,000-strong group, which was polled about whether to scrap the hateful words agreed and some were angry about the change.
Some members threatened to leave the association if a single word were removed; others threatened to leave the association if any offensive words remained. There were a lot of good and bad arguments on both sides, Chew said in the statement.
The group didnt say which specific words had been removed but Chew told NPR the N word worth a measly eight points was among the first to get the boot.
The toy company Hasbro, which owns the rights to Scrabble, backed up the decision by changing the rules of the game to make clear that slurs are not permissible.
The firm said it has worked to eliminate offensive words from the games dictionary with every new edition thats released.
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Double points for cracka, honkey, whitey, redneck
Wait does this mean no more “Watermelon”
Oh no, the scrabble police will kick down your door and arrest you!
South Park..Wheel Of Fortune final round
“People who annoy you”
If all someone thinks about is signs of racism, that will be all they see. People used to joke about someone seeing a
Communist lurking in every corner of every room in every building.
Fucus, cunctate, shiatsu?
Change the freaking name of the game to Babble.
Dang. I used to get pretty good points with “conservative”, but I’m sure it’s gone now.
to name a few
Yeah, I had that thought too. LOL! Not that I advocate for saying offensive things for the sake of doing so and this is ridiculous. As if the scrabble police can actually enforce this?
ROFL! It's just a bunch of b.s. virtue signaling.
Scrabble just got W-O-K-E.
That worth 33 pts if it’s put on a triple word?
The players decide which dictionary they are going to use.
Stick and stone may break my bones
But words are to be censord if woke assholes are offended
One more reason i play Words With Friends.
Attacking Whites is OK.