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The English language has been evolving for centuries if not for millennia.
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Conversations from the Middle Ages would be almost unrecognisable today.
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The British charity Oxfam has issued a guide that further pushes for changes.
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English needs to change in order to decolonise our ways of working.
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Support everyone to feel empowered to be inclusive in their work.
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Oxfam was founded in 1942 to help alleviate global poverty.
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The reality that English is the dominant language used by charity workers.
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Work and communicate in the English language as part of this colonial legacy.
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Suggested language changes include avoiding colonial phrases.
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It said the latter word could be viewed as being patriarchal.
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