All you need to do is learn some new 2- and 3-letter words.
In what appears to be a bad case of timing from their reporters, The Wall Street Journal finally reported this week of a dramatic change in the world of Scrabble that took place in October 2005:
THE ADDITION OF NEW WORDS TO THE SCRABBLE DICTIONARY.
Words such as “ZA”, “QI”, and “ZZZ” were added recently, according to the WSJ. Apparently, “recently” means “in the past 4-5 years” to them.
Regardless, here at Web Watch we believe in making sure that you are not sucked into the same vortex of bad Scrabble-playing that the WSJ would lead you down if you had to wait a few years to discover that there had been a Scrabble dictionary update. So here are the list of handy two- and three- letter words that you should have at the ready the next time you need to impress your Scrabble-playing friends…along with the unexpected WSJ followup: