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Singular "their" and "they" revisited

Posted by ESC on September 24, 2003

In Reply to: Singular "their" and "they" revisited posted by GPP on September 24, 2003

: : Reprising our discussion of nonsexist language, here's an interesting article about the evolution of the genderless "he" and the ancient roots (okay - not exactly ancient but Middle English) of singular "they".

: Thanks, WC, that's an interesting article. The genderless 'he - his' has never bothered me, but since it has become so un-PC, I greatly prefer the singular 'they - their' to the abominations 's/he - his/her'.

That was a good article. Thanks for posting it. I prefer to rewrite sentences to avoid the whole issue.