HOLY JESUS YOU THINK THAT ALL OF IRELAND EXCEPTIONAL NOR'N IR'N AND DE DUBS HAVE THE SAME ACCENT???? I SOUND NOTHING LIKE A FUCKING KERRYMAN THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! I DONT EVEN SOUND LIKE A FUCKING CORKONIAN AND I LIVE IN CO.CORK!!!!
As a former English lit major and long-time editor, I've met my share of linguistics pedants. Today is not their day. But for everyone else who appreciates the natural evolution of language, rejoice! Singular "they" was just named Word of the Year.
Singular 'They' Has Its Day 2015 was a big year for the little pronoun they and its slide into use as a singular pronoun. First, in December, the Washington Post admitted the singular they into its style guide, saying it is fine for Post writers to use they as a singular pronoun for transgender people and to avoid awkward sentences. Then last week, hundreds ...Read More