Monday, March 23, 2015

New SAOL provide alternatives to abusive words – Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet

The new dictionary , SAOL 14, comes out this spring. New for this edition is that the next words that are perceived as insulting will present suggestions for words that should preferably be used.

– Warnings have always existed, what is new is the prompts. If it discourages a word, it is good to talk about which one should use instead, says Sven-Göran Malmgren, senior editor at SAOL.

What words supplied with an invitation To select another being developed by SAOL in cooperation with the Language Council.

– It is mostly about the negro, Gypsies and overlap, says Sven-Göran Malmgren.

Sven-Göran Malmgren, 2000.

Previously it has been derogatory words that gay and flat, it does not anymore.

Sven-Göran Malmgren, senior editor at SAOL.

For the above examples, it will now be prompted to rather use the words black, rum and Sami.

What words supplied with warnings that they are defamatory depends on how the discussion goes in the community. A word previously considered abusive does not have to mark the upcoming edition and vice versa.

– You can read the social climate and social debate. That is changing. Previously it has been derogatory words that gay and flat, it does not anymore, says Sven-Göran Malmgren.

13 000 new words to come and 9000 disappears since the last edition.

Other new words SAOL 14:










(Källa Sveriges Radio)

Why the insulting words are with at all, despite the urging people to use other, because they are still used.

– We will reproduce the language as it is, and the words are still used. Now, perhaps highlighting the problem, says Sven-Göran Malmgren.

For the new edition also includes 13,000 new order. Among the additions to the dictionary include words such as culture aunt, memory stick, life puzzles and SMS loans.


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