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The Danish Language Board has made a comprehensive update to the Spelling Dictionary

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The latest revision was 12 years ago, and the current revision places a significant emphasis on promoting gender equality and gender neutrality in the Danish language. Editors reviewed all words ending in “-man”, “-woman”, and “-person”, with the aim of creating gender-neutral counterparts where necessary. Additionally, the examples within the dictionary were scrutinized to eliminate any gender stereotypes (phrases like “the girls fooled around” and “he is accused of manslaughter”).

  • The new edition is set to be available in print and digitally by the end of 2024.
Narcis George Matache
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Executive Editor and Founder of "Last Week in Denmark".

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