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“They” Is American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year

February 1, 2016

In its 26th annual words of the year vote, the American Dialect Society voted for “they” used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun as the Word of the Year for 2015. “They” was recognized by the society for its emerging use as a pronoun to refer to a known person, often as a conscious choice by a person rejecting the traditional gender binary of he and she.

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posted by Marg Herder

 

 

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