[NEWS]: GENDER NEUTRAL TERMS ADDED TO THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY.

THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY HAS INTRODUCED GENDER-NEUTRAL WORDS TO HELP PEOPLE BETTER DISCUSS SENSITIVE TOPICS.

THE NEW INCLUSIONS INCLUDE ‘HIR’ AND ZIR’ AS ALTERNATIVE PRONOUNS TO HIM, HIS OR HER, ‘PEOPLEKIND’ RATHER THAN MANKIND, AND ‘LATIN@’ AS A GENDER-NEUTRAL TERM FOR SOMEONE OF EITHER SEX FROM LATIN AMERICA.

MEANWHILE, THE VERB ‘MISGENDER’ COULD APPLY TO ANYONE WHO UNWITTINGLY OR INTENTIONALLY USES A PRONOUN THAT IS NOT PREFERRED BY THE PERSON.

ALSO AMONG THE 650 UPDATES WERE LESS POLITICALLY-CORRECT DOG CROSS-BREED TERMS, INCLUDING PUGGLE (A CROSS BETWEEN A PUG AND A BEAGLE) AND A DORGI (A DACHSHUND/CORGI MIX).

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