== Words ==
# <span class=q> What are all these official word lists? </span><br /> Any group of players can agree to use a particular word list or dictionary in their games. In officially sanctioned competitive play though, we all use one of a few official word lists designed for use with our game. Unlike regular dictionaries, for example, official word lists list all valid inflections for all listed words. Within NASPA's territory of the United States and Canada, the following word lists are officially recognized: [[
SSWL2015]] for school play, [[OTCWL]] for regular competitive play, and [[CSW]] for international play.
=== Word List Contents ===
# <span class=q> Why is (my favorite word) not acceptable? </span><br /> See [[How lexicons are compiled|how lexicons are compiled]].
# <span class=q> Do I have to be a NASPA member to buy a copy of the Official Tournament and Club Word List?</span><br /> Yes, licensing conditions have always required vendors to confirm association membership status for word list sales.
# <span class=q> Where can I buy a copy of the Official Tournament and Club Word List (OTCWL)? </span><br />You can buy it at the [[NASPA Store]] online.
# <span class=q> When will the next printing of [[OTCWL]] be published? </span><br />
We will likely have an answer to this question at the [[2015 NSC]].
# <span class=q> Will the next printing of [[OTCWL]] incorporate the published errata from the current edition? </span><br />It will, but it should also include new words yet to be determined.
# <span class=q> Will the next printing of [[OSPD]] incorporate be any different from the current edition? </span><br />That's a question for [[Merriam-Webster]], but in past editions, most new printings within an edition have included minor updates.