A 15-year-old student with two lesbian moms has asked Apple to stop describing ‘gay’ as ‘foolish, stupid’ is its dictionary.
Becca Gorman in Sudbury, on the outskirts of Boston, Massachusets, US, is sadly used to the insulting phrase ‘that’s so gay’. But she never expected a company like Apple to join in.
The Apple dictionary explains ‘gay’ can mean ‘homosexual’ or lighthearted or carefree.
But it adds a third ‘informal’ definition saying it means ‘foolish, stupid, or unimpressive’.