[lg policy] Rewriting the dictionary

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February 11, 2013

Revision, Respect, and Etymological Cleansing
http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/02/11/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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