‘Mx’ added to the Oxford English Dictionary

By John Mack Freeman

The gender-neutral honorific “Mx” has been added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s definition is:

“n: a title used before a person’s surname by those who wish to avoid specifying their gender.”

Via PinkNews:

The title Mx is a gender-neutral alternative to Mr and Ms, which has grown in use and popularity – with MPs being sworn into the House of Commons given the option of the gender neutral title for the first time after May’s election.

It is one of a number of gender neutral honourifics, such as Dr. and Rev. – but is intended for general use instead of specific to a profession.


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