[lg policy] Rewriting the dictionary

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February 11, 2013

Revision, Respect, and Etymological Cleansing

English is not in need of repair, says Geoff Pullum, disagreeing
with the Washington state legislature, which is trying to scour
allegedly sexist words from its statutes, and a British
Conservative who grumbles that same-sex marriage entails rewriting
the dictionary.
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