Scrabble goes Zen?

According to the Washington Post: “After a month of crowdsourced searching, the new addition to the official Scrabble dictionary will be either “zen” or … “geocache.” The working definition of “Zen” here is: “Zen, noun: a Japanese form of Buddhism that emphasizes meditation.”

Though the Post notes that this is mostly a publicity bid, it’s kind of hard to believe it’s taken this long for Zen to appear in the dictionary! Though, we’d like to add one note: While Scrabble is, of course, played in all caps, Zen should be capitalized in any case. (As opposed to how it’s rendered in the above quotation.)