The time period ‘Essex woman’ is outlined as a younger lady who ‘isn’t clever’ and is ‘very prepared to have intercourse’ in The Oxford Superior Learner’s Dictionary (Image: PA)
The phrase ‘Essex woman’ shall be faraway from the Oxford Superior Learner’s Dictionary after campaigners argued the time period is ‘very offensive’.
The dictionary at present defines an ‘Essex woman’ as: ‘A reputation used particularly in jokes to discuss with a kind of younger lady who just isn’t clever, attire badly, talks in a loud and ugly approach and could be very prepared to have intercourse.’
The expression shall be taken out of the ebook – which is used to show international language college students English – after the Essex Women’ Liberation Entrance battled to ‘problem prejudice about what it means to be an Essex Lady’.
It should stay in the principle Oxford English Dictionary, as publishers declare ‘nothing is ever taken out’ of the ‘historic dictionary’.
The OED defines the time period as a ‘sort of younger lady, supposedly present in and round Essex, and variously characterised as unintelligent, promiscuous and materialistic’. It acknowledges the phrase as ‘derogatory’ and ‘contemptuous’.
Creator Syd Moore, who began the Essex Women’ Liberation Entrance marketing campaign, stated the information was a ‘triumph’.
Talking to LBC, she stated: ‘It’s such an outdated 80s time period that we actually do have to do away with it.
Essex Women’ Liberation Entrance campaigner Syd Moore stated eradicating the time period was ‘a triumph’ (Image: Leon McGowran)
‘There are many issues to do on this planet and in the mean time to have a go at different folks and labelling them in a very impolite and offensive approach just isn’t the place we wish to be.’
A number of different campaigns and people have sought to confront unflattering stereotypes about Essex in recent times.
Snapping the Stiletto – supported by Dame Helen Mirren – seeks ‘equality and to problem stereotypes by sharing and celebrating the tales of Essex ladies’.
The Solely Approach Is Essex star Gemma Collins beforehand advised Sky Information that ‘the dictionary ought to be paying everybody in Essex compensation’ to be used of the phrase.
She stated: ‘We now have developed over time. It is extremely derogatory what has been stated about us. And it does have to be modified.’
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