[Ads-l] theybies

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 21 20:06:36 EDT 2018


"Theyby" first bubbled up in an article in New York Magazine in April:

https://www.thecut.com/2018/04/theybies-gender-creative-parenting.html

A lot of the subsequent appearances are from the UK press, reporting on the
latest American "trend"...

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/26/steven-pooles-word-of-the-week
https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/6052816/parents-refuse-tell-people-theyby-boy-or-girl/
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/theyby-gender-neutral-child-parents-raise-couple-kyl-myers-zoomer-a8286876.html


On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> MSNBC reports that parents are "raising theybies."
>
> Babies who are "allowed to find their own gender."
>
> No parental talk of boys or girls, no sexist pronouns.  Everybody at all
> times is "they, them, or their."
>
>

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