Scrabble board with new words Lolz, Obvs, Onesie on it.
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Scrabble: Lolz, shizzle and obvs added to dictionary

Thousands of new words - including slang terms lolz, shizzle and obvs - have been added to the latest Scrabble word list, its publisher has said.

About 6,500 words have been added to the latest Collins Scrabble Word List, including a number of slang terms used on social media and in text messages.

Elaine Higgleton, a language expert at the publisher Harper Collins, spoke to the BBC about the evolution of language and the addition of the new words.

  • 21 May 2015
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