Posted on November 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The latest update to the official Scrabble tournament list is raising some eyebrows among players and lexicographers alike.

Slate reports that NASPA Games is reinstating more than 100 of the roughly 250 words it pulled in 2020, having deemed them to be slurs.

That's annoying to some players, who point out that competitors have to "relearn" these words as legitimate for play, but not as frustrating as another category of words that NASPA has added.

A close look at the words up to fifteen letters long revealed a number of words that experts say have been included by misinterpreting source materials.

Literally, they say, typos and misspellings have been added, in some cases.

Head to Slate to read more about the controversy around NASPA Games's Scrabble update

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