[Ads-l] Word of the Year 2015: singular "they"

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 9 01:41:12 UTC 2016


The Word of the Year for 2015 is "they" used as a gender-neutral
singular pronoun. "They" was recognized by the society for its
emerging use as a pronoun to refer to a known person, often as a
conscious choice by someone rejecting the traditional gender binary of
"he" and "she."

Read the press release:
http://www.americandialect.org/2015-word-of-the-year-is-singular-they
Shortcut to PDF: http://bit.ly/ADSWOTY15

--bgz

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