[Ads-l] Antedatings of "Latinx"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 17 10:28:43 EST 2016


Latinx, a gender-neutral alternative to Latino/Latina, made Oxford
Dictionaries' Word of the Year 2016 shortlist.

They say [0] "Latinx was being used online in Spanish by 2009, and had
made its way into English use by 2012."

Here's some antedatings from Twitter.

2008 July 26, Camahort Page, Elisa [1]:

@nmoon Looks can be deceiving, but I "see" no Latinx, several
multi-racials, 3 whites 90% AfrAm. I don't see anyone who looks solely
AsAmer

2011 April 20, Kue, Karari [2]:

@metalmujer @soylamar there's also a variant with an x (Latinxs,
maestrxs, etc.) but not quite as popular as @

2011 April 21, Valenzuela, Reina [3]:

@kararikue @metalmujer I would love to read more abt the variations of
Latin@ Latinx send me links, working on a presentation on diversity

[0] http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/11/word-of-the-year-2016-shortlist/
[1] https://twitter.com/ElisaC/status/869222913
[2] https://twitter.com/KarariKue/status/60727774519885824
[3] https://twitter.com/SOYLAMAR/status/61058918603948032

Hugo

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