The Dictionary’s Definition Of “Pit Bull” Is Very Upsetting

Not helping with the stereotypes here, guys.

1. Does THIS look like a dog known for “its ability to fight”?!?!

2. Because apparently Merriam-Webster thinks so.

3. When you look up “pit bull” in the dictionary, it offers the following definition:

4. Pit bulls and pit bull lovers across the world are NOT happy about this newfound discovery.

5. “Why are you trying to stereotype us?” —these two, to the editor of the dictionary

(They’re also up for adoption.)

6. “R u serious?” —this lil’ cutie

7. I mean, just look at this stylish gal.

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8. And this responsible babysitter!

9. How about this beautiful girl, who helped save her little Chihuahua friend with one eye?!

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10. I think we can all agree: Merriam-Webster’s dictionary has some serious editing to get to.

11. (Not to mention its synonyms/related words entry.)

12. “Peace and harmony are our middle names.” —these dogs

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13. “Can you add something about how we promote interspecies acceptance?” —this guy, to the publisher of the dictionary

14. “I always hug it out, I don’t know what these dictionary people are talking about.” —this dog, in an official statement

Emmy Favilla

15. “Well, OK, fine… One time we fought. I guess you could say it got pretty ugly.” —these guys

16. Pull yourselves together, dictionary people.

17. And maybe reconsider that entry?!

18. “We can pretend it never even happened.” —this cool dog

Josh Wesson

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