[Ads-l] First-ever court-ordered pronoun?

Salikoko S. Mufwene s-mufwene at UCHICAGO.EDU
Sat Mar 7 04:23:04 UTC 2015


Unless I read the blog too fast, I think Dennis does not discuss the 
problem with the emphatic/reflexive form when /them/ has a singular 
referent. Should it be /themself/, as I recently heard somebody say on 
the radio, or /themselves/?

Sali.

On 3/6/2015 9:34 PM, Galen Buttitta wrote:
> One of the best responses I've seen on this list, I think. Zing!
>
>> On Mar 6, 2015, at 18:40, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> That's what happens when you ask the courts to get involved in the creation
>> of a pronoun...
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>> DanG
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>> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 6:38 PM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at highlands.com>
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