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As Scrabble goes woke & bans 400 words, it’s clear kids’ playtime is the new battleground in the culture war

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13.04.2021

Just when you imagined that the woke-inspired culture war could not get any crazier, you realise that they are desperately serious about turning people’s lives upside down.

The toy manufacturer Mattel, which owns the rights to Scrabble outside North America, has just announced that it has decided to remove 400 words it considers derogatory from its list of officially accepted terms.

The banned words include some used as epithets against black, Pakistani and Irish people. Terms used by Jewish people to denote non-Jews, such goy or shiksa, are also removed from the list as are ones used by ethnic minorities for white people.

It is worth noting that none of the Scrabble associations in Africa voted to ban the 400 words. The impulse to sanitise Scrabble was imposed by the censorious woke white middle-class.

Anyone who plays Scrabble knows that the words people use are not intended to work as slurs. One of the joys of this game is trying to test linguistic boundaries and attempting to get away with making up terms.

Children, in particular, love to use........

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