[Ads-l] theybies

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 22 00:06:36 UTC 2018

"Theyby" first bubbled up in an article in New York Magazine in April:


A lot of the subsequent appearances are from the UK press, reporting on the
latest American "trend"...


On Sat, Jul 21, 2018 at 5:32 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> MSNBC reports that parents are "raising theybies."
> Babies who are "allowed to find their own gender."
> No parental talk of boys or girls, no sexist pronouns.  Everybody at all
> times is "they, them, or their."

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