Use one or suffer the Webster’s Newspeak as dictated by a 22-year-old woman.
Kennedy Mitchum emailed Merriam-Webster last month to say she thought the definition of the word racism should be changed to clarify its systemic prevalence in America.
To her surprise, the publisher of the world’s most trusted reference book on the English language wrote back the next day to say it agreed and would update the entry, CNN reported.
It’s safe to assume that no words are safe. Changing definitions leads to no definitions. With so many already functionally illiterate, this means verbal chaos – as if we don’t already have enough of that.