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  •  I'm coming around to using "they" (5+ / 0-)

    as a singular gender-neutral pronoun.  The fact that we usually use "they" as plural bothered me some, and still does, but I have recently read that at one time "they" was used interchangeably for singular and plural.

    Between that and the fact that "you" used to be used solely for plural or highly formal, I'm starting to embrace the utility of "they" for singular use.

    •  'they' Seems to the best of several bad (5+ / 0-)

      Options, and is the default that people do when they aren't thinking too much about it.

      I use they for for gender non-specific situations, mostly. Otherwise I use whatever pronoun the person wants.  Luckily you is gender non specific, so it's not much of an issue when I am talking with any trans folk.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 11:01:56 AM PST

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