The provisional word list for school, church, etc. list has come out. They removed some words that are surprising to me. Hopefully they will get some blowback and restore a few. For what it’s worth, I only play using the tourney and club lexicon for North American, because that is the list I’d encounter in a club or tourney setting.
The lexicon on this site known as “OSPD” is actually now the list known as NSWL2023 (provisional). They will finalize this list in a few weeks, and I’ll make another minor update.
This list is not used on the Gladiators sister site since that is a tourney site.
The raw statistics:
Total # of words : 195763
Adding 4618 words
Removing 331 words
On ChezMoi, press “members” button and then click “USEFUL SCRABBLE STUFF” and you’ll find a link near the top that has the complete transition list. I will post a note and update that list if any changes occur with the final word list.
CSW (SOWPODS) and OSPD coming soon, too.
First up, installed TODAY: OWL (NWL2023). The “OWL” (Official Word List) lexicon on Chez and Gladiators have both been updating. Please report any issues on the forum, or with a comment here.
In near future, OSPD (I still need to get a complete list in a single file), and presumably, the international list (the one called SOWPODS here). I’ve let the SOWPODS list from a few years ago continue… all the 2021 CSW update did was remove some words considered offensive. When the next update comes out and I upload it to the site, those words will be removed at last, plus thousands more added.
This new OWL/NWL2023 lexicon, the most popular on Chez and Glad, is the official word list for use in club and tournament play in North America. Stats about the change:
Total # of words : 196601
Adding 4787 words
Removing 38 words
There are too many to list here. Useful transition lists will appear on club sites soon, I would hope.
I posted the full added/removed word list (from OWL 2020 list to 2023) on Chez: click the “members” link, then press the “Useful Scrabble Stuff” link, and a page will open with the complete set of added (top) and removed (bottom) words.
A tiny sampling of newbies (two of these I tried in the past month…!)