Dictionaries can be descriptive or prescriptive. Dictionaries are overwhelmingly descriptive; as usage changes, they change with it. But many people, such as yourself, try to use the dictionary as PRESCRIPTIVE; that is, “THE DICTIONARY SAYS THUS AND THEREFORE” which is fine – that’s one of its uses, but in this case, the dictionary changed the description to offensive because the usage has changed. This happens frequently and happened long before people started using the phrase “politically correct” (early 1990s) or “woke” as a slur

Dictionaries can be descriptive or prescriptive.
Dictionaries are overwhelmingly descriptive; as usage changes, they change with it.
But many people, such as yourself, try to use the dictionary as PRESCRIPTIVE; that is, “THE DICTIONARY SAYS THUS AND THEREFORE” which is fine – that’s one of its uses, but in this case, the dictionary changed the description to offensive because the usage has changed. This happens frequently and happened long before people started using the phrase “politically correct” (early 1990s) or “woke” as a slur

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