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People are absolutely furious with the Oxford Dictionary right now

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Nick Pope
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Oxford Dictionaries, long known as the bad boys of the concordance game, are in the midst of a sexism storm.

Artist and activist Michael Oman-Reagan tweeted a screengrab of the Oxford definition for “rabid”, which gave “a rabid feminist” as an example.

Smelling blood, Michael went on to discover a number of sexist definitions, including…

Oxford Dictionaries, sassy bunch that they are, decided to hit back at Oman-Reagan, implying that he himself deserved the title of “rabid feminist”…

As protests grew, the publishers softened their position…

But their insistence that the word rabid "isn't always a negative" was quashed by this awesome reply...

Game. Set. Match. Better luck next time, dictionary dudes.