Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble

Racist terms against Irish people among 400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble​


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An expansive list of racially offensive and derogatory slurs have been banned from use in Scrabble, much to the annoyance of competitive players.

Mattel has been accused of indulging political correctness at the expense of the game by removing 400 different offensive words.

Three prominent members of WESPA have quit the association in protest of the ruling, arguing that playing a derogatory word would not be offensive.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
I'm trying to think of a racist term used for Irish people that are allowed in Scrabble ......

Anyone any to contribute?
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
I couldn't think of any racist terms, only of words spelt the Irish way that shouldn't be allowed.

For instance ..... qwiz or akneemic
 

mollag

Kipper restorer
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
How many others bit that bait I wonder :unsure:

Evidently "Countdown" has no problem with slurs


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mollag

Kipper restorer
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
What 'bait' was that?
The misleading headline, the last part of the article reads , The list of 400 now-banned words has not been published by Mattel, but according to the official online scrabble word-checker, [ who is he then?] a number of offensive[ not 400 then ?] terms for Irish, Pakistani, and Irish people have been removed. ----A classic non story wind up to get the gammons fist shaking
Mattel wont be vetting your scrabble games at home any time soon.
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
You can't expect an Irish media outlet to be totally accurate 😳
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
The daily mail group are prolific in the lying and the use misleading headlines
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
The daily mail group are prolific in the lying and the use misleading headlines

What about the other media outlets who are running with a similar story?

A quick Google search easily identifies them.
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
What about the other media outlets who are running with a similar story?

A quick Google search easily identifies them.
You chose to quote a Daily Mail Group publication so I answered accordingly
 

Tenpin

The Yorkshireman
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
I quoted that source because some others are behind pay walls.......still, you didn't answer my question.
 

yalimart

The Carnwath Massive
400 offensive slurs banned from use in Scrabble
I quoted that source because some others are behind pay walls.......still, you didn't answer my question.
Your question was pointless. I quoted on that that you posted not that you didn't post.
 

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