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PostPosted: 07/07/20 9:27 pm    ::: Racial and ethnic slurs banned in Scrabble tournaments Reply Reply with quote

Scrabble tournaments had previously allowed slurs on the basis that, however egregious, they are part of the English language. The guiding principle for players has been that points — not messaging or tact — win games.

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PostPosted: 07/08/20 6:01 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

This Political-correctness kick is getting out of hand.

The committee won't even spell the "candidate words" out for fear of offending some snowflake reader. Instead, they prefer you play scrabble and figure out what these awful words. "ho" is okay (think Santa ho ho ho) but "hos" is not. Brilliant!

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PostPosted: 07/08/20 6:21 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Even Cards Against Humanity refuses to use some slurs (for instance, they won't use the n-word).

They also will remove cards if in play they see one is being used to "punch down" or used for hate.

It's really not that ridiculous for Scrabble to do this in a game that is supposed to be fun for everyone.

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