"hur": the new 3rd (and 2nd) person neutral pronoun!

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Jan 24 02:45:15 UTC 2008

On Jan 23, 2008 7:55 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ben writes:
> "Perhaps it just needs to be reintroduced a few more times before it
> catches on!"
> Is this a call for activism or is it merely irony?

Yeah, that was my attempt at emoticon-less irony. I'm on record
calling these epicene pronouns quixotic...


But I do think the Baltimore "yo" is an intriguing development.

--Ben Zimmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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