Stop with allowing "words" that aren't words
Since when is "hm" a word, among others? Seems like Chumbots can spell anything they come up with. Game would be better if only real words (those that can be found in any English dictionary) were allowed.
I put our info on the word list below since we are not sure that people read the status on this. Sorry if you are receiving this again. You can remove your votes from this topic to not receive future updates.
The short answer is we try to closely match the Websters Scrabble valid word list since its been around the longest for Word Games. I put a couple of the definitions for recent words mentioned below. The link to their dictionary is also below.
a Hebrew letter
SAKI [8 pts] , (SAKIS)
a Japanese liquor
We use a standard word list for validation called ENABLE2k. People and Chumbots use the exact same list..except some of the easier Chumbots can’t use parts of the list. It’s used by quite a few games and you can search on it if interested. However it only has words and not definitions. We look definitions up via a service called Wordnik.com which does not have nearly as many definitions. In an upcoming update we are going to research many of the most unusual words and create a list of their definitions we can use in game. Scrabble’s list is copyrighted so we cannot copy it. The link for their list is below in case you are curious.
If you would like to suggest words to add or delete just send us a support request.
Thanks for playing and spreading the word!
This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They have access to an official Scrabble dictionary for definitions):
We see that they have more definitions than Wordnik.com here: (but we can’t access it from within Word Chums)
Saranya Karthik commented
Add Quo as a word
Outweary??? Really now..gave itself 160 points for a Wordnik word..to weary out! Oh come on. I'm so ticked I may delete the game!
Please stop allowing words that r made up. especially when we play against a chumbot. And please quit giving the chumbots all the good letters
Words should be legitimate i am over pressing a word to get meaning and find it really isnt a word but is acceptable. Not fair play.
I was just able to play the word HET. When I selected the word to find the definition it gave me the definition for HEAT. I also don't like the fact that slang words are allowed. A chumbot played ZA on me and it came up as slang for PIZZA. WTF?! Personally I don't feel that any information found from wikipedia or wikionary should be allowed. As much as I don't like losing by incorrect words, I don't like winning by them either.
Especially from genius chumbots:-(
Just allow words that have definition.
I agree I played a hardened difficulty chumbot and it played the word sakis and it said no definition I looked online but there was no results
I think you people need help!! Either enjoy the game or run along!! Great game guys, and the words from the dictionary are just FINT by ne
How comw perfectly respectable words like jain or jib or jibe are not allowed but ones that the computer plays which you admit are mot words are allowed. This is not the way for a game which is educational should work. I cannot recommend it to colleagues to use with pupils.
I agree that words should be recognizable. SH should not be a word, nor should double vowels or foreign archaic words that are really good guesses on the part of the users
My question is how come the computer is allowed to play dildo, but when I try other offensive words they are not allowed, seems you need to fix this.
"Coy" is a valid and common word in the word list. We usually get these reports when more than one word is being formed on the play. There are often many 2 letter words that must be valid as well when playing beside another word.
Just a reminder that we generally look to the Merriam Websters official Scrabble Dictionary when reviewing words from our list. If its valid for Scrabble tournament play we generally leave it in.
As an example it has "gorp"
GORP [7 pts] , (GORPS)
a snack for quick energy
Coy is a word and should be added please it is a word and should be allowed
Jen M commented
So true and annoying !!
Gaara-Sama Fangirl commented
Gaara-Sama Fangirl commented
There are some words that are put up that I have never heard of untill then. What's up with that?!?!
And get rid if foreign words that no one knows of uses.
And ALLOW words that ARE words!