Merriam-Webster’s “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary” gets its first update since 2014
Scrabble is changing with the times. The beloved word game has just added 300 new words to Merriam-Webster’s “The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary,” the dictionary’s first update since 2014.
In order for words to make the Scrabble dictionary they must meet certain criteria. According to the game’s rules, “words must be found in a standard dictionary and cannot be abbreviations, capitalized words, or words containing hyphens or apostrophes," plus, "All words must also be between 2-8 letters in length.”
So, what new words have made it in this year? Well, now you can beat your friends at Scrabble using words like “Macaron,” “Sriracha,” “Emoji,” “Facepalm,” “Puggle” and even “Ew.” But you can’t go using those words just yet. The new dictionary isn’t set for release until September.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Many fast food chains are offering Tax Day deals
If you haven’t sent in your taxes yet, you still have until tomorrow, and while most people in America hate Tax Day, there are some businesses that are doing what they can to bring a smile to people’s faces – with free food.
A whole host of chains are offering free, and/or discounted grub tomorrow to ease the stress of tax day, including:
- Boston Market - Freestanding locations are offering a $10.40 Tax Day special, including a half chicken individual meal with two sides, cornbread and a regular fountain drink, while supplies last.
- California Tortilla – If you use the password “chipping in” you can get a free small order of chips and queso with the purchase of any other menu item.
- Chili’s – For those who need a drink after their taxes are done, Chili’s is offering $5 Cuervo Blue Margaritas.
- Chuck E. Cheese’s - On both tomorrow and Thursday, any large pizza you buy will get you another free large cheese pizza.
- Firehouse Subs - From today through Thursday, folks can get a free medium sub with the purchase of any medium or large sub, chips, and a drink, using this coupon.
- Great American Cookies – You can snag a free Cookies & Cream cookie.
- Hardee’s – Between 7 and 10 am, if you say the password “Made From Scratch” you’ll get a free sausage biscuit.
- Hooters – While adults don’t get anything, kids can get a free Hooters Kids Meal with any restaurant purchase of at least $10.
- Hot Dog on a Stick – They’re giving away a free turkey or veggie dog.
- Kona Ice – The company’s motto is “no taxation without relaxation!” so in honor of what they call “National Chill Out Day” they are offering free shaved ice from their trucks.
- Quizno’s – The sandwich chain is offering a 10.40 percent discount off any purchase to Toasty Points loyalty app members.
- Schlotzky’s – On tax day they’re offering a free small original sandwich with a purchase of chips and a medium drink.
- Sonic – Half-priced cheeseburgers all day.
- Tony Roma’s – From now until tomorrow, folks can get a free Kickin’ Shrimp appetizer with the purchase of any entrée.
Bull City Burger and Brewery is offering tarantula topped burgers.
A North Carolina restaurant is offering select customers the chance to eat a tarantula burger topped by a giant oven-roasted spider.
Bull City Burger and Brewery announced its sixth annual Exotic Meat Month, which brought such animals as alligators, iguanas, pythons, turtles and insects to the menu, features a special tarantula challenge.
The restaurant said customers can enter their names in a "tarantula raffle" to be one of the lucky few to take the "tarantula challenge."
Customers whose names are drawn must watch the eatery's website, Facebook and Twitter accounts so they know when to claim their $30 tarantula burger. The winning customers must contact the restaurant to claim their burgers within 48 hours.
The burger features a North Carolina pasture-raised beef patty, gruyere cheese, spicy chili sauce and an oven-roasted tarantula.
Customers who finish the burgers receive "tarantula challenge" T-shirts.