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Merriam Webster
Opinion  /  Published 15.11.19

Defying definition: misogyny in the dictionary

What’s in a synonym? She who is called a woman would still be subjected to everyday forms of sexism if she were called ‘baggage’, ‘filly’ or ‘petticoat’. Perhaps that is why these terms ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.19

How they did it

Is it time to heave a sigh of relief? It just may happen that the unpronounceable, visually awkward and, to some politically incorrect people, dramatic new pronoun, ‘s/he’, can now be gently eased...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 10.06.20

Woman prompts Merriam-Webster to redefine 'racism'

Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman's emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people.Kennedy Mitchum, who lives i...
By AP in

World  /  Published 10.06.20

Dictionary to revive ‘racism’ definition

Merriam-Webster is revising its definition of racism after a Missouri woman’s emails claimed it fell short of including the systemic oppression of certain groups of people.Kennedy Mitchum, who lives...
By AP in Missouri


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