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Gender-Neutral Title Mx Added to Oxford English Dictionary

Gender-Neutral Title Mx Added to Oxford English Dictionary

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The move follows a similar one in Sweden earlier this year. 

The Oxford English Dictionary announced today that the title Mx (a gender neutral form of Mr., Ms., Mrs., or Miss) has been inducted into its official lexicon. Its addition is intended to reflect "today's more thoughtful conversations about gender identity." The definition reads:

"Mx (noun): a title used before a person's surname or full name by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender or by those who prefer not to identify themselves as male or female."

Earlier this year, Sweden added the gender neutral pronoun hen ("han" means "he," and "henne" means "she") to its dictionary. Already, it is reportedly used widely in media and schools. Cisgender has also been a recent addition to the Oxford English Dictionary.

[H/T Gay Star News]

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