[Ads-l] RES: Oppressive Language List

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Jun 26 11:45:11 EDT 2021


I use “themself” all the time myself, despite my mailer/phone telling me it’s a typo, whenever the antecedent is “they” (sg.) or when I want to be non-committal.  If it’s good enough for 2d person (yourself, sg. vs. yourselves, pl.), it’s good enough for 3d.

LH

> On Jun 26, 2021, at 11:28 AM, David Daniel <dad at COARSECOURSES.COM> wrote:
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> Themself? Among myriad other issues...
> DAD
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> Sender:       American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Poster:       Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> Subject:      Oppressive Language List
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> No comment:
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> https://www.brandeis.edu/parc/accountability/oppressivelanguagelist.html
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> JL
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