Scrabble's Updated Dictionary

  • Aired:  08/27/14
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Hasbro launches an assault on traditional Scrabble vocabulary by adding thousands of trendy words to the game's official dictionary. (4:51)

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FOLKS, FOLKS, MY VACATIONWAS JUST FANTASTIC

AND ONE OF THE GREAT THINGSABOUT BEING ON VACATION IS

SPENDING MORE TIME WITH THEWIFE AND KIDS, I ESPECIALLY

LOOK FORWARD TO MY FAMILY'SWEEKLY GAME NIGHT.

BECAUSE NOTHING IS BETTERTHAN A ROUND OF CLUE TO TAKE

EVERYONE'S MINE OFFTHAT-- TAKE EVERYONE'S MIND

OFF THAT CANDLESTICK MURDERTHAT HAPPENED IN OUR

CONSERVATORY.

BUT I RECENTLY LEARNEDSOMETHING DISTURBING ABOUT

ONE OF OUR CLASSIC GAMES.

>> FOR ITS FIRST TIME INNEARLY A DECADE 5,000 NEW

WORDS WILL APPEAR IN THE NEWEDITION OF SCRABBLE'S

OFFICIAL DICTIONARYINCLUDING WORDS LIKE HASHTAG,

SELFIE, BUZZKILL AND BROMANCE.

>> THAT'S RIGHT, HASBRO HASADDED NEW SCRABBLE WORDS AND I'M

SORRY, BUT THIS ENDS OURHASBRO-MANCE BECAUSE THIS

ASSAULT ON OUR TRADITIONALSCRABBLE VOCABULARY MAKES ME

MAD, NO, CHANGE THAT TO VEXED(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

FOLKS, THIS IS NOTHING BUT ACHEAP ATTEMPT BY THE LEXI

CONARTISTS OVER AT HASBRO TOPANDER TO THE YOUNG LINGS

OUT THERE.

AT ROBIN POLLOCK DANIELCHAMPION OF THE SCRABBLE

ASSOCIATION PUT IT, IT MAKESTHE GAME MORE ACCESSIBLE TO

YOUNGER PEOPLE.

WHICH WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKINGFOR, ALL THE TECHNOLOGY WORDS

MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE TOTHEM.

THAT'S RIGHT, FOLKS.

THE NEW WORDS CAPTURE THEWAY YOUNG PEOPLE SPEAK, AT

LEAST THE ONES WHO ARECHILLAXING AT THE FUNPLEX

WHILE GEOCACHING SOMESCHMUTZ.

AND CHECK THIS OUT.

TO APPEAL TO THE VALUEDESKIMO YOUTH DEMO THEY HAVE

ALSO ADDED QAJAQ WHICH ISTHE INUIT SPELLING FOR

KAYAK.

WE CANNOT ALLOW INUIT WORDSIN SCRABBLE.

NOW ANY RANDOM JUMBLE OF TILESIS LIKELY TO BE ONE OF THEIR

400 WORDS FOR SNOW.

AND WORST OF ALL, TRUTHINESS,A WORD THAT I CREATED, THAT

BECAME MERRIAM WEBSTER'S 2006WORD OF THE YEAR--

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: IS NOT IN THE

REVISED SCRABBLE DICTIONARY.

BUT ASK YOURSELF, ASKYOURSELF, DOESN'T IT FEEL

LIKE IT IS?

(LAUGHTER)AND WHEN YOU PLAY DOESN'T IT

FEEL LIKE IT HAS A SILENT Q ANDZ?

WELL, JUST BECAUSE THIS NEWDICTIONARY IS FILLED WITH

SCHMUTZ, DOESN'T MEAN ICAN'T STILL BEAT ANY YOUNG

PERSON AT SCRABBLE.

BRANDON, GET ON OUT HERE.

BRANDON, EVERYBODY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HERE WE GO.

HERE YOU GO.

BRANDON AND I, BRANDON AND IEARLIER BEFORE THE SHOW WE

WERE PLAYING A GAME RIGHTHERE.

FUN GAME, ISN'T IT, BRANDON?

>> SURE.

IT'S LIKE WORDS WITH FRIENDS.

>> Stephen: WE ARE NOTFRIENDS.

OKAY, I'LL GO FIRST.

LET'S SEE.

LET'S TRY THIS.

L, OH, THE G, LOG, BEATTHAT.

>> HMMMM.

>> Z-G-I-N-G.

>> Stephen: OKAY, WHAT IS VLOGGING, THAT IS A MADE UP

WORD.

>> NO IT'S WHEN YOU CREATE ABLOG WITH VIDEO MATERIAL,

IT'S IN THE NEW DICTIONARY.

>> Stephen: OKAY, FINE, FINE,THEN I'M GOING TO SPELL

B-U-R-G-L-K-A-F.

(LAUGHTER)THERE YOU GO.

GO.

>> THAT'S NOT A WORD.

>> Stephen: OH, REALLY,BECAUSE YOU JUST USED IT IN

A SENTENCE, SMART GUY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)AND YOU'RE A YOUNG PERSON,

YOU'RE A YOUNG PERSON SO IWILL JUST WAIT A FEW MONTHS

AND SCRABBLE WILL PUT IT INTHEIR STUPID DICTIONARY.

GO.

>> OKAY.

HERE.

BURGLKOFS IS.

TRIPLE WORD SCORE.

(APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: GOD DAMMIT!

GET OUT OF HERE GET OUT OFHERE, YOU CHEATER!

(APPLAUSE)WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

I I WANT HIM OUT.

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