Cisgendered. Aromantic. Asensual. Demiplatonic.
None of these are real words. The dictionary says so. Stop using them in your profiles. Stop making up new fucking social justice terms every other week. Stop stop stop stop stOP SOPT
THAT’S NOT HOW LANGUAGE WORKS
Like was stated previously — words get in dictionaries because people made them up, and then they spread, and then they became common parlance.
Have you even looked at the OED lately? It has OMG and LOL in it.
BECAUSE PEOPLE USE THEM IN CONVERSATIONAL SPEECH.
I despise people who think that they can police language, and the inventiveness of the human when it comes to language. (I’m not even touching all the other things that are wrong with that post.)
AND, do you know how many technical words in all sorts of fields aren’t in the dictionary? Does this mean they aren’t “real” words? Whatever the fuck that phrase means. I hate that phrase.
My dictionary refuses to recognize things like “morphosyntax” or “schwar”. My papers are always full of little red tick marks!
(on an entirely unrelated note, tumblr, stop cutting off posts I want to reblog and making it stupid difficult to add quoted people on it.)