NEWSPEAK

"A lot of Scrabble experts are not particularly happy about this. They see these as game pieces. They are able to separate the word from the meaning. To a Scrabble player, you're taking away 75 to 100 potential scores."

--John D. Williams Jr., executive director of the National Scrabble Association, upon hearing that up to 100 offensive words will be eliminated from the Official Scrabble Dictionary. The Dictionary currently includes words like," "darkie," "nigger," "spic" and "lezzie."