[Ads-l] RES: Oppressive Language List

Joe Salmons 000008f18d0e0c45-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sat Jun 26 11:55:02 EDT 2021


I think I’ve always used it. At least I remember being surprised many years ago when some peevologist tried to explain to me the error of my ways.

From: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU> on behalf of laurence.horn at YALE.EDU <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:53 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Subject: Re: RES: Oppressive Language List
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...
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> https://www.brandeis.edu/parc/accountability/oppressivelanguagelist.html
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