STOCKHOLM, Sweden, The editors of Sweden’s official dictionary have added the gender-neutral “hen” to the Swedish language.
“You hear it all the time on TV shows, radio, and magazines, and you don’t even think about it anymore,” Astrid Öhman, a Swedish resident and recent college graduate, told BuzzFeed News. “I was confused by it when I first heard it a few years ago, but now it’s just another word in our dictionary – though with an important purpose, of course.”
The Local reported that the dictionary will remove words like “negerboll” (negro ball), a Swedish sweet, and next to words like “neger,” meaning negro, “zigenare,” meaning gypsy, and “lapp,” which The Local defined as “a derogatory term for an indigenous Sami person from Lappland,” the dictionary will recommend alternative words such as “svart,” meaning black, and “rom,” meaning Roma.
The SAOL dictionary is updated every 10 years. The newest edition will contain 13,000 new words and offensive word alternatives. It will be on sale on April 15.
Source: The Independent
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