Webster’s Redefines “Marriage”
This article, published this morning, and the accompanying Youtube video are getting snickers from the usual suspects. And it really is too good to pass up, even though I suspect the actual change occurred some time ago:
One of the nation’s most prominent dictionary companies has resolved the argument over whether the term “marriage” should apply to same-sex duos or be reserved for the institution that has held families together for millennia: by simply writing a new definition.
“I was shocked to see that Merriam-Webster changed their definition of the word ‘marriage,’ a word which has referred exclusively to a contract between a man and a woman for centuries. It has now added same sex,” YouTube user Eric B. noted to WND.
“The 1992 Webster’s Dictionary does not mention same sex at all,” he wrote.
A Webster’s associate editor defends the change:
“In recent years, this new sense of ‘marriage’ has appeared frequently and consistently throughout a broad spectrum of carefully edited publications, and is often used in phrases such as ‘same-sex marriage’ and ‘gay marriage’ by proponents and opponents alike. Its inclusion was a simple matter of providing our readers with accurate information about all of the word’s current uses.”