Why is it that this game will accept word like ae,ne,ab,mu etc. but will not accept June , Dr, aids, gigs,I'm and Liz? The game is fun but these acceptable words drive me crazy. Also sometimes I will put in a word and it will say that it has to be in a straight line and it already is. Otherwise I'm hooked
Names of places, people, days of the week, etc. and generally any word that is always capitalized are not valid words in most word games. Abbreviations and contractions are also not valid.
Aids and gigs are valid words. This usually occurs when multiple words are being formed. You can send a screenshot to email@example.com if you wonder why a play is not valid.We try to closely match the Merriam-Webster’s Scrabble dictionary (link to it is below).
The short answer is if you see a valid word played that is not found in the Websters Official Scrabble dictionary we will remove the word and we will give you 3,000 coins for finding it. You just need to verify it is not in the Scrabble list before sending it in.
This is the link for Scrabble’s official list (They have access to an official Merriam-Websters Scrabble dictionary for definitions):
We started with a standard word list for validation called ENABLE2k that is often used for word games and word game tournaments. 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 google 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 definitions for all the words on the Enable2k list. 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 directly. The link for their list is above 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!
Dictionary link says "Jesuit" is not a playable word, but the little chumbot seems to be getting away with it!!
player played invalid word . yttrios. what to do ?
It's frustrating that aids always defaults to AIDS but I think that's the Apple spellchecker. Just like Apple is always capitalised. Eh.