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Oxford Dictionaries amends 'sexist' definitions of the word 'woman'

Publisher labels ‘bitch’ as offensive but fails to satify some equality campaigners Oxford University Press has updated its dictionaries’ definitions of the word “woman” following an extensive review triggered by equality campaigners.Among the updates to Oxford Dictionaries’ definitions is the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-11-07 18:43:46 UTC ]
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Dear Oxford English Dictionary: “bitch” is not a synonym for “woman.”

More than 31,000 people have signed a petition calling on Oxford University Press to change the Oxford Dictionaries’ definition of “woman,” which includes “bitch” as a synonym and lists examples of usage that show men denigrating women. The campaign, created by Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, has... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-03 19:55:02 UTC ]
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Fresh call for Oxford dictionaries to change 'sexist' definitions

Open letter continues drive to remove ‘damaging everyday sexism’ in its entries, such as citing ‘bitch’ as a synonym for womanThe leaders of Women’s Aid and the Women’s Equality party are among the signatories to an open letter calling on Oxford University Press to change its dictionaries’... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-03 16:48:26 UTC ]
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'Misuse' forces closure of Oxford Dictionaries survey

Oxford Dictionaries has closed its survey for the least popular English word a day after it was launched due to “severe misuse” of the feature. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oxford Dictionaries launches survey into language use

Oxford Dictionaries is launching the #OneWordMap, an initiative designed to invite the public to answer a series of language-related questions. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Elaine McQuade retires

Elaine McQuade, head of children’s marketing and PR at Oxford University Press (OUP), will retire at the end of October. McQuade joined OUP in 2011 and has since then worked on brands such as Winnie the Witch and Oxford Dictionaries. She has also worked with authors like Gill Lewis, Philip... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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They're official: 'Ride-share' and 'unboxing' added to Oxford dictionary

Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft looking to promote the “sharing” aspect of their service have scored a victory of sorts.’Ride-share’ is now a recognized verb, according to Oxford Dictionaries, which defines it as to “participate in an arrangement in which a passenger travels in a private... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2015-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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