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

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 7 16:15:26 UTC 2015


Former he's must stay he's and former she's, she's or be arrested in bathrooms in Florida. and if the establishment doesn't enforce the bathroom rule, they can be subject to civil suits.  The Stupid Party is in control in FL.   http://bit.ly/1aSXMMJ    
 Tom Zurinskas,  Originally SWConn 20 yrs,  college Tenn 3,  work NJ  33,  now FL 12.The need for truespel phonetics - http://justpaste.it/truespelnow 


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> Thanks, Ben.
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> Sali.
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> On 3/7/2015 8:37 AM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 11:23 PM, Salikoko S. Mufwene wrote:
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> > [ https://illinois.edu/blog/view/25/136599 ]
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> >> 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/?
> > Stan Carey has written eloquently in support of "themself":
> >
> > https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/reflecting-on-the-reflexive-pronoun-themself/
> > https://stancarey.wordpress.com/2014/01/23/the-unsung-value-of-singular-themself/
> >
> > --bgz
> >
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