News

‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ can score points in Scrabble

‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ can score points in Scrabble

WORD GAMES: The new words add about 40 pages to the Scrabble-sanctioned dictionary, which already lists more than 100,000 playable words. Photo: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Bromance counts. So does hashtag. You can even score points with selfie.

Those 21st century words are in the new edition of “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.” It’s been a decade since the Scrabble dictionary was last updated.

The new words add about 40 pages to the Scrabble-sanctioned dictionary, which already lists more than 100,000 playable words.

The new edition of the last word on Scrabble words will be released next Monday by Merriam-Webster.

Recent Headlines

4 mins ago in Local

Family fights to keep killer in 1980 SeaTac murder in prison

Fresh
police, jail, arrest, cops, sheriff

Pauley pleaded guilty in 1981 to three counts of first-degree murder. His mandatory minimum was a little over 33 years, which he has served.

6 mins ago in Local

10 year old boy killed in ATV crash

Fresh
atv

KCPQ-TV reports that the older boy was driving the ATV on Sunday at about 2 p.m.

11 mins ago in Local

Officials consider expansion to Seattle water taxi

Fresh
lake wa

Adding infrastructure and machinery to the identified ports would cost $23 million.

16 mins ago in Local

Police investigating fatal shooting in Mount Vernon

Fresh
gun

Lt. Chris Cammock says the man was legally carrying the gun and has a self-defense argument.

21 mins ago in Local

Kent student earns rare perfect score on AP Calculus exam

Fresh
math

His teacher and the principal at Kentridge High School both say the chances of that happening is at least one in a million.