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Monday | Roseville Review

Inquiring minds: Can you settle a Scrabble dispute?

Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun.

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Monday | The Hill

The spelling challenges in US foreign policy

Five-thousand new terms have recently been added to the Scrabble dictionary. Among the pop culture words that now count as legitimate Scrabble words: "selfie," "chillax," "texter," "funplex" and an assortment of other high-tech, lowbrow terms of endearment.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

CNET News.com

'Amazeballs,' 'YOLO,' 'adorbs' added to Oxford Dictionaries

Now you can "humblebrag" for knowing that "binge-watch," "side boob," "douchebaggery," "fandom," and other well-known slang terms are officially added to Oxford Dictionaries.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Online dictionary reflects changing times

Scrabble's about to get a lot more amazeballs. The batch of cray new words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online is a hot mess of definitions that capture the zeitgeist of today in a baller way.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

CJAD

LISTEN: Montreal's Scrabble champ

Their game? Scrabble. One of those players at the 25th National Scrabble Championships was Jason Li - a DDO chemistry professor at Marianopolis who managed to get all the way to the final.

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The Afro American Newspaper

Scrabble Dictionary Introduces 5,000 Words

This book cover image released by Merriam-Webster Inc. shows "The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary: Fifth Edition."

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The Bold Italic

YOLO! Spit Take! So Many Words Added to Dictionary

Hot diggity ! Strap yourselves in, because this clickbait listicle is about to mansplain everything you need to know about the baller new collection of words being added to Oxford Dictionary.

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The Hartford Courant

Newtown's Scrabble Connection To The Natural World

It is also home to the first Scrabble board game, born in the Newtown house of James Brunot.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

Psychology Today

6 Ways to Engage Your Brain

Looking for ways to maximize your brain health and have fun doing it? One great way is to find leisure activities that challenge and engage you, and to participate in them often.

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KWQC-TV Davenport

App to hail taxis, limos launches in Las Vegas

The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

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Candymag.com

LOL of the Day: Have You Met Taylor Swift's Nerdy Alterego Natalie?

In a skit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Taylor Swift gives us a taste of her acting chops on Ew! as Sara's mom's college friend's daughter Natalie Benson.

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WHDH

VIDEO: 'Voice' coaches complete Ice Bucket Challenge

Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments made him one of the most influential pioneers of the Chicano art movement, has died... Emigdio Vasquez, whose bold use of color, exacting brush skills and uncanny ability to capture everyday people in dramatic moments ... (more)

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News9 Oklahoma City

Loved ones say goodbye to boy killed at playground

A 9-year-old fatally stabbed at a playground near his western Michigan home was remembered during a memorial service Wednesday as a big-hearted and fun-loving boy who was taken much too soon.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Forward

Love Scrabble? Brush Up on Your Yiddish

Next time you're playing Scrabble, you can put down "schmutz," "schtum" or even "tuchus" without fear of being challenged.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

2 found dead in car trunk at San Diego crossing

Ohio State University's fired marching band director was lauded for "courageous" efforts to address attitudes surrounding the band's traditions seven weeks before he was fired.

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Norwalk Citizen News

W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ

Conrad Bassett-Bouchard opens with the word "zilch" during the championship round Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at the 25th National Scrabble Championships in Buffalo, N.Y. Conrad went on to win the title.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Justin Bieber pleads guilty in deal in Florida

Pop singer Justin Bieber will plead guilty to lesser charges over his arrest in South Florida in what police initially described as an illegal street race, two people involved in the case told The Associated Press.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Image of Asia: Returning turtles to the sea

Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.

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KFVS12

Ferguson seeks answers after fatal police shooting

Nights of unrest have vied with calls for calm in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teenager was killed by police, while the community is still pressing for answers about the weekend shooting.

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The Chronicle-Telegram

Players go for the Scrabble title in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The world's best Scrabble players are squaring off for the title of Scrabble champion, with the winner to be crowned in Buffalo.

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