Heard on The Judges: expansion of "sex-neutral they"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 17 17:26:52 UTC 2008

Spoken by Judge David Young, but examples can be heard everywhere:

"You know how you can when _a_ male, sexist, inconsiderate _pig_ is
lying? _Their_ lips are moving."

_A woman_ clearly is getting ready to go out when _they_ start putting
_their_ make-up on."


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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