Link of the Day

Click here to return to the Link of the Day archive page.

“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.

Read more here.


posted by Marg Herder



Leave a reply