Yesterday, we told you about Merriam-Webster’s sneaky little amendment to their definition of “female.” Here it is again:
It was bound to happen. Merriam-Webster has changed its dictionary definition of "female" to appease the trans activists. pic.twitter.com/qWnslvPjSd
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) July 19, 2022
A number of people pointed out that if “female” means “having a gender identity that is the opposite of male,” Merriam-Webster’s definition of “male” would have to be a lot clearer than their definition of “female.” Well, guess what: it isn’t. It’s this:
So, a female is the opposite of a male, which is the opposite of a female, which is the opposite of a male, which is the opposite of a female … and by this point, you’re probably dizzy from going around in circles. We know we are.
But join us if you will on one more little trip. Let’s take a look at how Merriam-Webster defines “girl,” shall we?
Merriam-Webster also changed the definition of the word girl pic.twitter.com/5wkPcD9yJA
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) July 19, 2022
What was wrong with “a young woman”? Why did they need to change it to “a person whose gender identity is female”?
And in case you’re wondering, yes, they did, in fact, do something similar for boy:
This is getting ridiculous. And stupid. And anti-scientific. And anti-language. And anti-sane.
— Dee Doherty 💜 ☘ (@Deedoherty2) July 20, 2022
When did girls cease to be girls? https://t.co/bhmDBwQVzJ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 20, 2022
When did words stop meaning things? Because we’d like to go back to the time before that. This timeline is just too much.
— Abbey Kaiser (@abbeymkaiser) July 20, 2022
Are you kidding me??🙄🤯 https://t.co/6Hx98WbFJ0
— PammsyNow (@NowPammsy) July 20, 2022
We wish. Boy (pun intended), do we wish this were all just a silly joke, instead of a sickening one.
If you have to change the definition of a word to make it apply to you then it is not your word. https://t.co/S3xl02hywW
— Azrhynn (@azrhynn) July 20, 2022
This is how reality slips away. https://t.co/n3ckCc25np
— Jolene Stone (@AuntMergatroyd) July 20, 2022