[Ads-l] Word of the Year 2015: singular "they"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 9 21:50:35 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jan 9, 2016 at 4:46 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have other people noticed the quasi-corresponding use of _themself_ as the
> reflexive?
> "Nobody else wanted to try to do it because _they_ were scared that _they_
> might hurt _themself_."

After reading the comments below the original, I see that they have, at
least in some environments.

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

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