[Ads-l] aro, aroace, demisexual

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 27 01:43:09 UTC 2023

In _American Speech_, "Among the New Words" has had two installments
relating to gender and sexuality. The first, in AmSp 89.4 (Winter 2014),
includes "demisexual," with citations going back to 2009:

OED3 subsequently added "demisexual" in its June 2022 update, taking it
back to 2006 as a noun and 2007 as an adjective.

The second ATNW installment on gender and sexuality appeared in AmSp 98.1
(Feb. 2023): https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-10579494

If you click through to the supplementary material, you'll find citations
for "aro" back to 2013 and "aroace" back to 2017. OED hasn't added either


On Mon, Jun 26, 2023 at 7:10 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> ...and so much more:
> <goog_776611833>
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/wondering-certain-pride-flags-mean-160423544.html

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