Language changes. That shouldn't be news to anyone. If you go back and read Chaucer's Canterbury Tales from 1475, it takes a while to get used to the odd spelling and words we don't really even use anymore, or use differently.
Even today we see the effects with words like "selfie" and "pwned" being added to the dictionary. However, there's one bastion of language I bet you weren't expecting to change.
Yep, I'm talking about Scrabble, the bane of couples and English majors everywhere. For years you've had the argument that starts with the phrase, "That isn't a real word!"
Now you're going to be saying that less, because Scrabble is doing its latest dictionary update since 2011 and officially recognizing 6,500 new entries. Some of these you won't believe. Seriously, you're going to find it totally "ridic."
The words Scrabble is recognizing range from academic to street slang to online text-speak to non-standard spellings. While I'm all for "oxazole" (liquid chemical compound) and "quinzhee" (snow shelter), I'm a little less thrilled about "cakehole" (mouth), "cazh" (casual) and "obvs" (obviously).
So, throw on your "onesie," get "lotsa" snacks, crank up the "tunage" and say "thanx" to Scrabble for contributing to the "devo" of the English language while you secretly wish it would go back to the way it "wuz."
What do you think about adding these kinds of words to Scrabble? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.