A big bunch of new words become legal for Australian Scrabble players on May 19. Me and me scrabs mates are so excited, we're having a party, stuffing ourselves with ZA (pizza) to celebrate.
Why the party?
Now the only two letter Z word is ZO, for J is JO and F has only FA and FY BUT from May 19 onwards, we'll be able to play ZA, JA and FE!
Other notable inclusions are:
BOI: a boyish lesbian
ZOOT: Finally! I've been arguing for its inclusion for years.
ZEP: a long, zeppelin shaped sandwich
PYREX: a brand name sure, but I'm not complaining
LINUX: to shut the nerds up
ALF: an Australian yobbo
FAA: useful to hook onto AA
EMO: yes, that's right as in the dark clothed and dreary music fan
ONO: a Hawaiian fish
EXO: apparently Aussie slang for excellent
ZOL: a spliff
FIGJAM: yes, that's right
SJOE: now JOE can take an S both ends!
But we do lose some words including: PH, PHS, EMF, HAFIS, POOGYEE, JELLIFORM, WAISTBOAT, PILHORSE, NANNYGHAI, LIVERWING and MUFFETTEE.
Remember, however tempting it may be, using any of the new words before May 19 is like opening your Christmas presents before Christmas Day..... CHEATING!