Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

The Danish dictionary recently added 881 new entries. One of them is “bøsserøv”, the Danish word for faggot. The national organisation LGBT Denmark thinks it is a good decision.

Faggot added to the Danish dictionary

The latest update of the official Danish Dictionary in April includes the derogatory word bøsserøv , the Danish equivalent to faggot.

“I think it is fine that this word is now added. It is a commonly used word and it is important that we don’t hide it away”, said Søren Laursen, chair of LGBT Danmark, in Danish newspaper Politiken and added:

“I would also like to take the opportunity to say that yes, the word is here, and it is used so much that it now finds its way into the dictionary. It is a sign that something is very wrong in society when a swear word which refers to sexual orientation can be so widespread and commonly used that it ends up in our dictionary”.

Bøsserøv is just one of 881 new entries to the Danish Dictionary which were added in late spring 2017 as part of a greater effort over the next year to update the dictionary with a lot of new commonly used words and phrases.

Mural and photo by Eny Roland Hernández Javier

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