Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Collins Scrabble Word List (CSW15) added 6500 words

Collins Scrabble Words started as official source for WESPA International Scrabble Rated Tournaments since 2007. Then comes the CSW12, five years later. Now, Collins Scrabble Words has a new edition adding 6,500 words which will take effect in the International Tournaments starting September 1, 2015.
(Find the best play using the CSW15 lexicon?)
Taking a look at the board position above, you would probably play QUININES (8h) for 54 points or HIZENS (l3) for 53 points when you are playing the CSW12 lexicon. But in the CSW15, you can now play QUINZHEE (8h) for a whopping 114 points, and keeping the valuable S!

QUINZHEE is one of the 6,500 new words added to the CSW15. There is a big possibility that QUINZHEE could be played in a tournament to break the Guiness World Record for highest score in a single turn for 401 points when played in a triple triple (nine timer) lane wherein Z hits the 2L square. The first player who could do this remains to be seen. Current World Record stands at 392 points for the word CAZIQUES. With the addition of more words, the scores could be boosted and becomes an exciting game!

As I scour the latest articles and news about this issue, take a look at some of the words added:

New Words
Definition
AUGH
interj. expressing frustration
BEZZY
n. best friend
BLECH
interj. expressing disgust
CAKEAGES
n. charges in a restaurant for serving cake brought in from outside
CAKEHOLE
n. mouth
CAZH 
adj. casual
CHECKBOX
n. small clickable box on a computer screen
CINQ
n. number five
COQUI 
n. type of tree-dwelling frog
DENCH 
adj. excellent
DEVO
n. short for devolution
EEW
interj. exclamation of disgust
EMOJI
n. digital icon used in electronic communication
FACETIME
v. talk with (someone) via the FaceTime application
GEOCACHE
v. search for hidden containers using GPS as a recreational activity
GRR
interj. expressing anger or annoyance
HACKTIVIST
n. person who hacks computer systems for political reasons
HASHTAG
n. a word or phrase preceded by a hashmark on Twitter, used to denote the topic of a post
LOLZ
interj. laughs at someone else’s or one’s own expense
LOTSA
pn. lots of
NEWB
n. newbie
OBVS
adv. obviously
ONESIE
n. one-piece garment combining a top with trousers
OXAZOLE
n. type of liquid chemical compound
PACZKI
n. round, filled doughnut
PODIUMED
v. past tense of to podium, to finish in the top three places in a sporting competition
QUINZHEE
n. shelter made from hollowed-out snow
RIDIC
adj. ridiculous
SCHVITZ
v. to sweat
SEXTING
v. practice of sending sexually explicit text messages
SHIZZLE
n. a form of US rap slang
SHOOTIE
type of shoe that covers the ankle
SHOWROOMING
n. practice of looking at an item in a shop, using a smartphone to compare its price elsewhere, then buying it online
THANX
interj. thank you
TUNEAGE
n. music
TWEEP
n. person who uses Twitter
TWERKING
n. type of dance involving rapid hip movement
VAPE
v. to inhale nicotine vapour (from an electronic cigarette)
WAAH
interj. used to express wailing
WARBOT
n. any robot or unmanned vehicle or device designed for and used in warfare
WUZ
v. non-standard spelling of was
YEESH
interj. used to express frustration

2 comments:

Mohammed A. Hegazi said...

We all invested many years playing Scrabble. We put up with much commercial exploitation in the form of periodic additions and deletions to approved vocabulary. Vocabulary itself deteriorated with the addition of foreign words, abbreviations, acronyms and colloquial nonsense.

The last straw is the introduction of a new three-year dictionary change cycle, instead of the five-year cycle, which we unwillingly tolerated. It is obvious that the change is commercially motivated. Expect rebellion soon in the form of splinter groups of players. This mad guardianship must be broken.

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