THE Guardian has created a French dictionary that contains only feminine words.
The paper insisted masculine nouns had dominated for too long and has now tackled the inequality by stripping out all words that start with ‘le’ from the French dictionary”.
Dictionary editor Julian Cook said: “It’s taken us approximately six weeks, and we’re very pleased with the result.
“It really hammers home just how uneven the dictionary playing field is, and how tough it can be for young, up-and-coming feminine words to gain recognition in an archaic, testosterone-fuelled arena.”
A link to the dictionary has since been re-tweeted by almost 20 of The Guardian’s Twitter followers.
Donna Sheridan from Islington said: “I posted it on my feed because I thought it was so striking and powerful. It really makes you think.”
When asked exactly what it makes you think about, Sheridan refused to comment.