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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Ermahgerd, You Can Vote for a New Scrabble Word! YOLO!

Posted By on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 1:20 PM

Selfie? Shizzle or nizzle? The possibilities are endless! - BARNA TANKO/ SHUTTERSTOCK

Scrabble is letting the public choose the next word it'll add to its official dictionary. And some of the nominees are fantastic: "I vote emotype, the misuse of an emoticon," says one Facebook user, another says "Clearly kwyjibo is the only choice."

To suggest a new word (because that one time you played photobomb really should have count), visit the Scrabble Facebook page. They'll be accepting nominations until March 28.

Paste Magazine notes that after the Facebook nominations are closed, there will be a March Madness-style competition, where 16 of the nominated words will battle for the ultimate prize of being typed into the dictionary.

So go nominate that word you're always hashtagging (oh look, there's another option!).

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