It was beautiful dauber on the "cancel" culture " that triumph in our friends of America, it must be recognized to its supporters that they have continuation in the ideas, like all fanatics. Day after day, their exploits make the headlines, to the delight of readers, each time more surprised. Even the skeptics are taste, pleasure, to be surprised. Last example : the Scrabble. We learn by an article in the Mondequ'a debate has been raging for a few weeks in the north-american Association of players of Scrabble on words allowed in official competition.
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I don't know if the Scrabble francophone is entangled in the same debate, and how many words of the Official, the reference book, of which I have a copy – are on the hot seat. In any case, I will support fully the proposals to eliminate the maximum amount of words, in all languages. On the one hand, this will make the game more challenging, thus more interesting ; on the other hand, and above all, it promises beautiful discussions on the list of words to exclude, do the departure between the purists and warm. Impossible, in fact, on a subject like this, do not immediately pour in the controversy the more acute ; I see by the insinuations, the names of the birds, the accusations of racism, the threats, denunciations, petitions calling for heads, the stands in the press, the harassment, dismissals, acts of contrition. With a little luck, the protagonists will come even to his hands, proving that Scrabble is not a sport exclusively cerebral or even a peaceful occupation.
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once the spirits will be hot, the world of Scrabble will have the right, perhaps, to its spin-off, as in Miss France. The players ' associations-official will take advantage for the cleaning of their dictionary, associations dissident will keep them intact. There will be over two championships competitors, one under the banner of equality and fight against discrimination, the other under that of the freedom and the pure game. Will also sects with regulations extremists : the sects progressive will affect the bonus of 100 points to the words of the inclusive language, like "tolerance" and " diversity ", which in turn will be more expensive than "jockey" and "whisky" ; the sects of the black humor affect these same words a penalty, but will count as double the wrong words. In the end, the progressive, procedural of the soul, will demand that we deprive the dissidents of the right to use the trademark " Scrabble ", and the case will go to court. The war of the Scrabble's only the beginning ! When it is finished, we will talk about the carbon footprint of the 1000 Terminals, and the spirit patriarchal playing cards, where the King premium Queen. In the meantime, I count the points.