You can’t make this shit up! Scrabble has just banned 236 words. These words will not be allowed even though they are in the dictionary and may be commonly used.
The obvious follow up question is which words? The Scrabble Gods can’t say. The words are banned and therefore they cannot say them.
Shades of Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart. Who can forget his immortal words regarding obscenity? “I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it, ” Jacobellis v. Ohio, 378 U.S. 184 (1964),
A player is left to guess. This posses a dilemma. Obviously a white player can’t use “nigger,” that would be offensive. But what if the white player was playing Scrabble against Snoop Dawg?
Snoop Dawg has made millions saying nigger. Somehow his use of the term is artistic and allowed. It seems that it would be an unfair advantage if Snoop Dawg can use a term that his white opponent can’t.
How about motherfucker? Is muthafucker an acceptable alternative? Do white folks have to use “whores” while black players are allowed to use Hos? What about babymama? Is that one word or two?
It just goes to show liberals can fuck up a box full of rocks with a rubber mallet.
Definition Catch-22Joseph Heller, Catch 22
1: a problematic situation for which the only solution is denied by a circumstance inherent in the problem or by a rule the circumstance or rule that denies a solution
2a: an illogical, unreasonable, or senseless situation
b: a measure or policy whose effect is the opposite of what was intended
c: a situation presenting two equally undesirable alternatives
3: a hidden difficulty or means of entrapment