[guest post by Dana]
(I just tried it and it does.) Below the definition, a sentence using bigotry is provided: “the report reveals racism and right-wing bigotry”
Their source is the Oxford Dictionary and this is what is determined to be a credible example of using the word in a sentence. Other dictionaries choose not to use inflammatory sentences for their examples:
Merriam Webster and Dictionary.com, meanwhile, do not use “right-wing” in association to bigotry in their definitions. Merriam’s sentence: “He was labeled a bigot after making some offensive comments.”
When asked for a comment about this, Google responded:
“Google Search surfaces data from Oxford Dictionary when providing definitions on our search result pages.” What’s more, we hear Google plans to reach out to Oxford Dictionary to flag the above “right-wing bigotry” sentence as inappropriate.
I can just picture all the Googlites furrowing their brows, straining to figure out exactly why this might of some concern…I don’t get it…It’s true in both usage and context…What’s the problem??