Bitcoin Makes it to the Merriam-Webster’s “Official Scrabble Players Dictionary”
Are you a Scrabble fanatic? Ever felt a term you consider a term never gets accepted under the rules of the game? This is likely to have happened at least once to said players, but things are about to change for the crypto sphere. A recent News.Bitcoin.com post revealed that the term ‘Bitcoin’ is official under the Merriam-Webster’s Official Scrabble Players Dictionary (OSPD).
The OSPD was established in 1979 and continues to serve as a guide during Scrabble competitions that typically take place in North America. While some words would evidently be valid enough to accept, there have been many cases where words would be nothing more than gibberish. The fact that the term, Bitcoin, can now be used in said competitions is worth mentioning and only proves that the crypto world has gotten society to look its way more than once.
As noted by the news outlet, Bitcoin has made an appearance via different mediums including music, puzzles, and Apple’s Shortcuts application thus far, making OPSD’s acceptance one more to add to the list. In addition to the term, Bitcoin, the Official Scrabble Players Dictionaryhas also accepted terms like ‘emoji’, ‘facepalm’, and ‘bestie’, which are all Internet favorites, ultimately showing that the Internet is the greatest influencer of them all.
One might argue that this news is not one worth boasting about, as consumers can play Scrabble and accept terms given they have a sound reasoning behind them. However, when comparing a competition to leisure time, surely, the former has greater exposure. This could potentially stimulate those unaware of the crypto market to look into its likes.
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