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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:30 pm    Post subject: First edition of newspeak is out, 2nd edition in the works Reply with quote

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-oxfordshire-51738824

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Campaigners and academics have called on Oxford University Press to change what they say are "sexist" dictionary definitions of the word "woman".

They say claiming that words like "bitch" or "maid" are synonyms for the word "reinforce negative stereotypes".

Signatories to an open letter - who include the leaders of Women's Aid and the Women's Equality Party - said male-orientated examples were more positive.

OUP said dictionaries "reflect, rather than dictate" how English is used.

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It said in a statement: "We have expanded the dictionary coverage of 'woman' with more examples and idiomatic phrases, and have ensured that offensive synonyms or senses are clearly labelled as such and only included where we have evidence of real world usage.

"The labels 'offensive' and 'dated' have been applied to more terms for women and girls, particularly those that refer to appearance and sexual behaviour."





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I refuse to bend the knee for SJWs and their crusade to redefine ancient terms.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel safer already.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Recently met a product of the college system who seems to have been trained to think his degree makes him an authority to dismiss anyone who disagrees with his politics. These people are all going to get a rude awakening when they learn that being an a-hole does not lead to making career connections. Also ironically met a Trump supporter I wouldn't have guessed who was beyond polite trying to reason with him.

The entire college system is wrecked and has no relevance anymore. Somehow it has to be allowed to die.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
Recently met a product of the college system who seems to have been trained to think his degree makes him an authority to dismiss anyone who disagrees with his politics. These people are all going to get a rude awakening when they learn that being an a-hole does not lead to making career connections. Also ironically met a Trump supporter I wouldn't have guessed who was beyond polite trying to reason with him.
Reminds me of hipster conforms to stereotype, in style and behavior.

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The entire college system is wrecked and has no relevance anymore. Somehow it has to be allowed to die.
In the game of "With whom would you have dinner...", I would chose an appropriate figure, decades or more from now. The conversation would be about what happened to the sciences and research from the "this" general time period. Of course, I'm presuming there will be another Copernican Revolution.
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