Stephen Colbert lashes out at Hasbro for adding "selfie" to the Scrabble dictionary

Earlier this month 5,000 new words were added to the Scrabble dictionary to reach a younger audience

By Sarah Gray
August 28, 2014 5:50PM (UTC)
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Colbert angry at Scrabble (screenshot/The Colbert Report)

The "Hasbro-mance" between Stephen Colbert and Scrabble is over, as the comedian is V-E-X-E-D that 5,000 new words were added to the Scrabble dictionary, earlier this month. These words, which include "hashtag," "selfie" and "vlogging," are aimed at the technologically savvy younger player. (Also among the new words, "emo," "bling," "beatbox" and "mixtape.")

To prove that he can still dominate the Scrabble board -- even with the addition of these new words -- Colbert decides to go head to head with Brandon, "a young person." Who will be victorious? Watch below:


For more hilarity, take a closer look at "The Colbert Report" scrabble board to find words like "Reaganite," "poops," "eagle" and "jokes."

Sarah Gray

Sarah Gray is an assistant editor at Salon, focusing on innovation. Follow @sarahhhgray or email

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