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Sorry, there will be no more blowjobs in competitive Scrabble

The North American Scrabble Players Association (NASPA), which acts as the advisory board for competitive Scrabble, is about to put hundreds of offensive terms on the banned list, including all manner of racial slurs.

Up until now, competitive Scrabble has allowed a whole host of offensive terms and slurs to be used in their official tournaments, even though Hasbro (owners of Scrabble) hasn’t included them in the official Scrabble dictionary since 1994. Some of you may think people are being too easily offended, but, for every harmless “blowjob”, “willie”, or “twat” there’s a vast quantity of racial, religious, gender, and sexual orientation slurs that nobody needs to keep in their lexicon for any occasion, Scrabble-related or otherwise.

In order to avoid repeated offence to casual readers of the NASPA Wiki, the official list of reviewed words has become the world’s most offensive word scramble; but have at it if you’re into that sort of thing and need something to occupy your time. The list was created by NASPA officials, with feedback from members of the public, and is made up of words for which their only definition is tagged as offensive in multiple brands of dictionary.

Come 1 September 2020, the list of offensive words will no longer be allowed in sanctioned Scrabble matches.

Via Kotaku.

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