» 2015 Word of the Year is singular “they” American Dialect Society

» 2015 Word of the Year is singular “they” American Dialect Society

What do you do when you run into your friend on their birthday? You wish them a happy birthday, of course! Or wait—you wish … him or her a happy birthday? When you run into your friend on … his or her birthday? That's how you’re supposed to say it if you want to avoid using they to refer to one person, but it’s a bit wordy and awkward.

What do you do when you run into your friend on their birthday? You wish them a happy birthday, of course! Or wait—you wish … him or her a happy birthday? When you run into your friend on … his or her birthday? That's how you’re supposed to say it if you want to avoid using they to refer to one person, but it’s a bit wordy and awkward.

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Poynter.org: Benjamin Mullin: Seek to bolster websites, TV stations hire away newspaper journalists

Poynter.org: Benjamin Mullin: Seek to bolster websites, TV stations hire away newspaper journalists

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Done versus finished. Grammar myth and its origin. "Cakes are done; people are finished?" Nope. Cakes can also be finished and people can also be done. And stop mentioning cake if you’re only teasing me.

Done versus finished. Grammar myth and its origin. "Cakes are done; people are finished?" Nope. Cakes can also be finished and people can also be done. And stop mentioning cake if you’re only teasing me.

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The Word of the Year has been announced: Singular "They" (it has even been adopted by The Washington Post as part of its official style-guide)

The Word of the Year has been announced: Singular "They" (it has even been adopted by The Washington Post as part of its official style-guide)

Johnson: Singular they: Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular | The Economist

Johnson: Singular they: Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular | The Economist

Singular they is a gender-neutral pronoun. / “Sam is very patient. They taught me all about transgender issues.” / The singular they is common in everyday spoken English, but its use has been the target of criticism since the late 19th century. Its use has increased with the trend toward gender-inclusive language. • Also buy this artwork on wall prints, apparel, kids clothes, and more.

Singular they is a gender-neutral pronoun. / “Sam is very patient. They taught me all about transgender issues.” / The singular they is common in everyday spoken English, but its use has been the target of criticism since the late 19th century. Its use has increased with the trend toward gender-inclusive language. • Also buy this artwork on wall prints, apparel, kids clothes, and more.

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