Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular 'they' has been declared Word of the Year.

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year.

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular 'they' has been declared Word of the Year.

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.

The Washington Post Style Guide Now Accepts Singular They

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.

The hashtag's not ruining anything

The hashtag’s not ruining anything.

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

Why 2015’s word of the year is rather singular

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

New Logo and Packaging for BrewDog via UnderConsideration curated by Packaging Diva PD. How cute is this IPA beer packaging : )

New Logo and Packaging for BrewDog via UnderConsideration curated by Packaging Diva PD. How cute is this IPA beer packaging : )

The singular "they"

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year. - The Washington Post

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year.

Sorry, grammar nerds. The singular ‘they’ has been declared Word of the Year. - The Washington Post

The singular "they"

Everyone Uses Singular 'They,' Whether They Realize It Or Not

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