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'Sexting' Will Get You Points In Scrabble Now, Lolz!

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| May 26 , 2015 , 12:25 IST
Sexting- may not be getting you what you desired, but it will certainly give you points in Scrabble. The BBC reported that Collins Dictionary revealed 6,500 new words that will now be permitted for gameplay. The list, which includes words from multiple English speaking countries, features a number of popular-culture terms and internet slang. The updated list adds words that have become commonplace in modern vernacular. For example, Apple's video-chat application "Facetime" will now earn players 15 Scrabble points. Here's a few of the other new additions and their Scrabble points worth: Emoji - icon used for digital communication (14 points) Hacktivist - a person who hacks computers for political activism purposes (22 points) Geocache - a GPS based treasure hunt (16 points) Lolz -to laugh out loud at others or at oneself (13 points) Onesie - a one piece article of clothing (6 points) Vape - to smoke using an electronic device (9 points) Tweep - a person who uses Twitter (10 points) Sexting - sending explicit sexual text messages (15 points) Newb - someone who is new at something (9 points) Obvs - slang term for obviously (9 points) Be forewarned, the official Collins online Scrabble checker will not be updated until September 2015, so twerking (which will earn a respectable 15 points) is still technically off-limits for now.