It's important to select the correct dictionary or we might suggest
words that aren't valid in your game.
Also we show you what each word would score but we
need to know which game you are playing as each game has a different
Always select "Words With Friends" if you are playing Words With Friends.
For Lexulous, the game defaults to the "US English" dictionary, unless you
select the "UK English" option before you start your game.
For Scrabble games:
"USA tournament" is the official dictionary used in tournaments in the USA,
and an option for the official online Scrabble game (OTCWL/TWL/OWL 2006).
"USA home & school" is based on the USA tournament dictionary but censored
to remove offensive words. It is sometimes called "Merriam Webster", and is an option for
the official online Scrabble game (OSPD 4).
"International 2012" is the official dictionary used outside the USA,
as of January 2012 (CSTCWL/CSW/SOWPODS 2012).
However many online games and apps haven't yet updated
their dictionaries and still use the 2007 version.
"International 2007" is now obsolete, but many online games and apps
still use this version (CSTCWL/CSW/SOWPODS 2007).
"Generic" is our own minimal dictionary which contains only words that
are present across all word game dictionaries. This means any words we
suggest are likely to be accepted by most games, but we might not always
suggest the best words.
If the game you are playing doesn't tell you which dictionary it uses, then it
might well be the USA dictionary. If you find we're suggesting words which
the game doesn't accept, try using the generic dictionary instead.