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Why can't I play the word "Bitchy"?

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Does Words With Friends not allow curse words?
asked 8 years ago in Dictionary by anonymous
edited 8 years ago by admin

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The dictionary is based on a modified version ENABLE as explained here. If it's not in the dictionary then it is not a playable word

answered 8 years ago by admin Word Freak (50,570 points)
edited 8 years ago by admin
It's on the list!!! Don't you think you should check your answer before posting? You are the admin and you just made a fool of yourself. Still waiting for the correct answer.
To which list are you referring?  The word validator on the front page states 'bitchy' is invalid.
I found it on this list...

http://code.google.com/p/dotnetperls-controls/downloads/detail?name=enable1.txt&can=2&q=

which came from this site...

http://newtoyinc.com:81/gameswithfriends/support/Words_With_Friends_Rulebook.html

It is either not reliable, or not up to date.
The game uses a modified version of the dictionary. Therefore Zynga can arbitrarily decide what words to include and exclude. The word validator on the front page is kept as up to date as possible.
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To see the Words With Friends dictionary.

On a Mac go to ~Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Mobile Applications and copy "Words x.xx.ipa" to your Desktop (make sure you copy and don’t just move it). Note that x.xx is the version number, open the highest one for the current dictionary (this of course assumes you sync your iOS device to a computer).
 
If you use the free version then the file will be "Words Free x.xx.ipa". If you use the iPad version then the file will be "Words HD x.xx.ipa".
 
Right/Control click on the file and Open With… Archive Utility.app.
 
This will create a folder named "Words 4.00". 
 
Navigate inside "Words 4.00" to the Payload folder and go to "WordsWithFriendsPaid.app". 
 
Right/Control click on "WordsWithFriendsPaid.app" and Show Package Contents.
 
Look for the file "enable1.txt", copy it to your Desktop and rename it "Words 4.00 Dictionary.txt".
 
Open the file in your favorite text editor or word processor, I suggest either BBEdit or TextWrangler (both available on the MacAppStore, the latter free). TextEdit on the Mac will also work fine.
 
If you use Windows or a synced Android phone, I assume that the procedure is somewhat similar. I assume that an UnZip utility will unarchive a .ipa file and you can use WordPad, Word, Excel, or your favorite text editor to open "enable1.txt". 
 
NotePad under XP will not see the line breaks between words correctly in  "enable1.txt" and will import everything in a single line. Microsoft Excel will cut off the list at "gypsum", if saving to a non-.xlsx format.
 
Voila, you can now see the playable words IN YOUR VERSION OF THE SOFTWARE.
 
There are a lot of changes I would make to that list. Don't blame the people here on this fan site for the shortcomings at Zenga. If you want a word added go to the Zenga Help Desk and post a request.
answered 8 years ago by scooteristi Word Freak (7,150 points)

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