Numerous nature-related words, such as “acorn” and “blackberries,” have been omitted from Oxford University’s recently updated Junior Dictionary—and it’s been the cause for consternation amongst several acclaimed artists and writers, including author Margaret Atwood. These opponents to the change worry about the young generation’s increasing disconnect with nature, and that many of the preserved words “are associated with the interior, solitary childhoods of today.” These writers have signed on to an open letter imploring the Oxford University Press to reinstate the removed words, however, the press has responded that they have no immediate plans to re-publish a new edition.

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