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Why can't things just stay the same? S-A-M-E. 7 points. Unless it's on a Triple Word Score. Then it's 21. The Scrabble people are changing the classic board game to allow proper nouns--including brand names, place names and people. Even more of an outrage to Scrabble purists, the allowing of words unconnected to other words. So Oprah or Beyonce would be acceptable words! Or even... Miley!  The horror! (Horror=9 points) Okay, they're really only changing it in England, where they're coming out with Scrabble Trickster, but not in the United States, at least not at this time. (Mattel owns the game in England, here it's owned by Hasbro, so they do things differently). I'm very concerned there's a slippery slope involved here.  What's next? I've got some suggestions for future editions. 1. SLANG Scrabble: allow all coolest newfangled words. Except you'd have to add an extra "z"  to use the word "shizzle." 2. Baby Talk Scrabble: Googoo gaga and baw would be allowed. (Don't speak baby talk? Baw = ball). 3. Strip Scrabble: take too much time to find a word, something comes off. 4. The Scrabble Drinking Game: Do a shot every time you get a double word score. Okay, go ahead, make it a double. 5. Drunk-off-your-a#* Scrabble: slurred words would be allowed.   And my personal favorite-- 6. Surrealistic Scrabble: the letters don't have to spell anything; they just have to look weird. Here's a link to the story about what's happening to Scrabble in England.

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