Merriam-Webster Dictionary Will Redefine Racism to Include ‘Systemic’ Oppression

Missouri woman Kennedy Mitchum said that she wrote to Merriam-Webster to make the change after she argued with people about the definition of “racism” and realized that her definition didn’t match the dictionary’s, according to a report by KMOV4.’s new definitions help create a better world

Language doesn’t just help us communicate, it is an important part of how we understand the world. The definitions that are given to words affect how we perceive them and popular phases show social attitudes and shape our understanding of the world. As social norms change, language needs to as well and the lexicographers at […]

Ars toasts English language as Web 2.0 named millionth word

Stung by criticism from linguists, GLM’s FAQ includes the question, “A number of linguists disagree with the Million Word March. Why?” And, in case the answer to that one doesn’t clear things up, there’s a second question: “Every so often, we hear arguments about the insurmountable obstacles in the path of estimating the number of […]

Wine’s diversity issue starts with the way we talk about the taste of wine

It’s not surprising that French words dominate the American wine imagination; most of this country’s wine tradition is imported from France. But these terms carry considerable class baggage with them. Some of the most common wine descriptors refer specifically to food preparations from the annals of classical French gastronomy: pate de fruit (a jellied fruit […]

Paris Hilton reckons with her legacy — and so should we

I deleted my first tweet about the new rules for best movie OSCARS because I feel it was a poor analogy & misrepresented my viewpoint. I am 100% behind diversity inclusion & tolerance. I’m opposed to MANDATED ARBITRARY percentages relating to hiring human beings in any business.

Artfeel: Woodlands photographer finds new meaning in past work

While doing her part to prevent the spreading of the novel coronavirus, Vahlbruch, like many of us, has spent a lot of time at home. This gave her time to finally comb through old digital and print files that needed organizing. In the midst of this project, she inadvertently came across various photographs from her […]

Piers Morgan says people are too scared to have opinions, except Susanna Reid who calls him Fatso – here he spills all

“But I like Coleen and Wayne, so to me it’s just sad. It’s sad that it’s come to this where they’re at such loggerheads but you know, Rebecca was very convincing this stuff had nothing to do with her. She was adamant to me about it.