Posts Tagged: Oxford Dictionary

Oxford Dictionary to Review Sexist Sentences

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A Twitter storm over sexism within the Oxford Dictionary has lead its publisher, Oxford University Press, to reconsider how it selects example sentences, reports the Guardian. The dictionary includes sentences to explain usage of words, but researchers found that the book often gendered professions and provided sexist views. Buzzfeed highlighted many of the worst examples, fueling […]

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Oxford Dictionary of Emojis

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For The Stranger, Rich Smith justifies Oxford Dictionaries’s choice for the UK’s Word of the Year: an emoji. Although OD has been getting backlash from critics lamenting “the death of language, the end of the world, etc.,” Smith claims that emojis are just like words in the way that they evoke feelings: …to address those who don’t think […]

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