Competitive Scrabble players have accused games company Mattel of virtue signaling after banning a host of terms from the official score list.
More than 400 terms were banned in a bid to make the game more inclusive.
The ban targets slurs on race, sexuality, and gender, making them no longer acceptable in the game’s official scoring dictionary.
Competitive Scrabble player Jonathan Maitland, who once boasted about being top of the London Scrabble League, explained how unpopular the new ruling was.
The Ministry of Truth is busy destroying words. As George Orwell said, “The destruction of words is beautiful thing.” Double good plus, I say.
How do you spell the words S-U-I-C-I-D-A-L and S-T-U-P-I-D-I-T-Y?
First word on the banned list: “Juice”.
I will never buy Mattel or anything from any business they are in with again!
Mother, Father, She, He, women, Man, Dad, Mom, – There now, that wasn’t difficult and you’d better get used to it because they aren’t going away and I for one will use them as I see fit or you can go to heell!
Is this the third edition of the Newspeak dictionary? Reducing words means control. If there is no word for something then there is no way to express it. In 1984 there is no political freedom or any use of the word free except, the dog is free of fleas.
I actually thought it was a Babylon Bee headline.