An ad: _baby_ > _it_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 25 20:36:44 UTC 2012

“With the Crib-Dribbler feeding system, the baby will have the alone
time _it_ needs, and _its_ parents can enjoy some quiet time."

And yet, there are those who have no problem at all with _baby_ >
_they_ and who find the use of _it_ mind-bogglingly weird.

People aren't bothering to distinguish between _apeshit_
"enthusiastic" and _batshit_ "angry," anymore.

And check this out. A Tennesseean speaks:

"Supplies are running low, since manufacturers are producing less and
less of this product, _anymore_."

There's no stopping the change of language.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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