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

David Barnhart dbarnhart at HIGHLANDS.COM
Sat Jan 9 03:29:35 UTC 2016


Dear Ben,

Thanks for the press release.

Regards,
David

barnhart at highlands.com

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Ben Zimmer
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Subject: Word of the Year 2015: singular "they"

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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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