Wednesday, December 11, 2019


They is the Word of the Year a la Webster - Time - Cuke policy has long been to use they for the third person singular when the gender is not known. I always found it to work well and to feel natural whereas alternating he and she or using some other recently contrived word seemed awkward. Using they, their, themselves for the thrd person gender neutral singular is also not new at all. According to Webster, that usage dates back at least 600 years. And now it is becoming common. Congratulations they! - DC

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