Intersexual/gender-neutral pronouns

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Dec 4 02:29:57 UTC 2007

Is there a consensus today on a pronoun to use for someone who takes
both (or neither sex), or for someone whose sex you don't know? says, "The two most popular
seem to be 'sie, hir, hir, hirs, hirself', (especially 'hir'), and 'zie,
zir, zir, zirs, zirself'."

I would like to know if there is a most common or preferred way to refer
to someone who doesn't take a gender.

(As an aside, this Website is the first place where I've ever seen an
indication of the true meaning of FAQ. It says" 3.1. Are all these
questions really frequently asked? No." Indeed, a FAQ is a way of
presenting information about a subject in a QA format not necessarily
informed by questions.)

Benjamin Barrett
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