02 December 2007

Singular they

In the annotation to Irregular Webcomic! No. 1769 David Morgan-Mar discusses singular “they”. For myself, as long as even the prescriptivists continue endorsing the use of singular “you” rather than the grammatically correct “thou”, I’m going to remain perfectly happy with singular “they”. Of course, when both Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw used it, it’s hard to believe even the prescriptivists can be against it.

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