Thousands Petition Dictionary Over Nature Words

December 25, 2017

A petition calling for the Oxford Junior Dictionary to reinstate words related to the natural world has received more than 50,000 signatures. The petition says words like acorn, bluebell, cygnet, heron, and pasture have been absent from the publication for a decade. It said it was an “alarming” step to take when species are facing extinction and “more and more children” are suffering from obesity. The petition follows the removal of the words in 2007.
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