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

LanDi Liu strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 19 12:06:58 UTC 2008

I used to have a professor who changed it to "female chauvinist sow".

(And yes I know that has nothing to do with singular they.)

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 2:48 AM, Arnold M. Zwicky
<zwicky at csli.stanford.edu> wrote:
>  > At 1:26 PM -0400 4/17/08, Wilson Gray wrote:
>  >> 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."

Randy Alexander
Jilin City, China

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