If you use MS Word, you know that red lines under text indicate spelling errors and green lines point out grammar errors.
Soon, you’ll start seeing purple lines.
They are highlighting “potentially offensive words and phrases” to help you write more inclusively by suggesting alternatives that are less likely to offend.
I’m curious how the word “they” will fare. It seems like one way or the other, you’ll either see green or purple.
If you would prefer to turn this new “feature” off, the settings are found under the “Inclusiveness” section of the “Grammar & Refinements” options.
Do so at your own risk. 😐
I wonder if MS Word would have “purpled” anything in this post…