|The term SOWPODS was coined to cover the
convergence of the two International Scrabbleİ
word sources, OSW and OSPD, as deployed for the 1991
Championships in London and subsequent World Championships. SOWPODS
is an acronym derived from anagramming OSW and OSPD.
Tournament and Club Word List (OWL)
OWL is an expanded version of the Official Scrabble Players
Dictionary (OSPD) [3rd edition]. The additional words included in
OWL (but not OSPD) are mostly those which were expurgated (censored)
from OSPD for the popular market, i.e. words (arbitrarily)
considered offensive. OWL also goes up to 9 letters (plus
extensions), whereas OSPD only goes up to 8 letters (plus
extensions). OWL is "published" by the National Scrabble
Association (NSA) in the United States. It is distributed to NSA
members only. OWL is primarily used in North American and Israel.
OWL is also known as TWL98, which means Tournament Word List.
contains the words from the Official Word List 2nd edition, plus the Long
Word List. The OWL2 contains words up to nine letters long
plus their inflections, while the LWL contains words 10-15 letters long.
itself stands for Official Scrabbleİ
Words, a publication derived solely from the Chambers Dictionary,
published in Scotland. OSW is exclusively used in the United Kingdom
stands for Official Scrabbleİ
Players Dictionary, a publication derived primarily from the
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, but also including words from four
other major college dictionaries. It is published by
Merriam-Webster, in the United States. OSPD is exclusively used in
North America, Thailand, and Israel.
is a major update of OSPD3, and contains many words found in
SOWPODS and OWL/TWL98.
following countries are known to be fully SOWPODS:- Australia,
Bahrain, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia,
Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Trinidad, United Arab
Emirates, United Kingdom. Source
default dictionary here is the OSPD3 dictionary, unless players
agree to use the larger, more international SOWPODS dictionary prior
to play. OWL has been added to cater for the Tournament Players who
play here. The all dictionaries search results page provides all
lookups to accommodate all players. OSPD3 is used primarily in
Canada, US, Thailand, and Israel. SOWPODS is used internationally.
we used freely available files off the Net as the dictionaries here.
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