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Teen Pushes Apple to Change Its ‘Insulting’ Dictionary Definition of the Word ‘Gay’

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Nov
2013

If you were to look up 15-year-old Becca Gorman’s face when she saw how the word “gay” was defined on Apple’s online dictionary, it would be dismayed. The Massachusetts teenager, who is the daughter of two gay parents, was outraged that the one of the meanings listed on her MacBook Pro laptop included the words “foolish (or) stupid.” The example sentence: “making students wait for the light is kind of a gay rule.” Alarmed and “insulted” that it looked like Apple was legitimizing the slang version of the word, she contacted the computer company to change it. An hour later, an Apple representative that wasn’t Mr. Cook said they would investigate the matter.

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