Intersexual/gender-neutral pronouns

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 5 18:52:23 UTC 2007

On Dec 3, 2007 11:46 PM, James Harbeck <jharbeck at> wrote:

> > says, "The two most popular
> >seem to be 'sie, hir, hir, hirs, hirself', (especially 'hir'), and 'zie,
> zir, zir, zirs, zirself'."
> Uh. Well, I guess "popular" is relative. Those are new to me.

In context, the FAQ is clearly talking about pronouns, generally neologisms,
that are explicitly gender-neutral singular, not gender-neutral singular use
of existing English pronouns whose primary meaning is not gender-neutral

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