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Monday, 17 July 2017 15:26

Merriam-Webster had the perfect response for internet trolls after the 'Dr. Who' announcement

Written by  Margaret Sullivan

Oh, Merriam-Webster, bless you and your shade.

By now, you've probably seen the announcement that British actress Jodi Whittaker will play the next Doctor in Doctor Who, making her the first woman to portray the iconic role in the long-running science fiction series.

SEE ALSO: The next 'Doctor Who' had the perfect response to people not happy about her gender

Alas, as is common in 2017, the internet trolls had to weigh in with their two cents about why having a female Doctor means the world has gone "pc mad," whatever that means.

Today in grown men crying over alien casting: pic.twitter.com/gqltGVLxOo

— Martin F. Robbins (@mjrobbins) July 16, 2017

Enter Twitter shade master Merriam-Webster, with this brilliant response:

'Doctor' has no gender in English.

— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 17, 2017

And Twitter absolutely ate it up.

You amateur status is being revoked. This is PRO level shade.

— AJ Mirblahle ? (@aj_mirabelle) July 17, 2017

My favorite dictionary strikes again. pic.twitter.com/wx3kYpaczA

— Amy K. Thomas (@aktommy26) July 17, 2017

I love you. I love this. I really, really do. ?

— Ali B (@alizirrah) July 17, 2017

pic.twitter.com/ygbtM2CG8F

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