[Noisebridge-discuss] Neutral Pronoun "E" Version 2

Jeffrey Carl Faden jeffreyatw at gmail.com
Sat Dec 21 00:11:05 UTC 2013


You don't use "they/them" when referring a generic person in the
third-person? Like "I just took someone's seat, I hope they don't mind"?
That sounds correct to me; not sure why it doesn't work when referring to
someone specific.


On Fri, Dec 20, 2013 at 4:03 PM, Paul Monad <immonad at yahoo.com> wrote:

>
>
> > E  -   pronoun:  (in place of) he, she, asexual, nonsexual, gender
> neutral,
> > gender non-neutral, person, thing, the most politically correct whatever
> > the designated wants it to mean, etc.
>
> The plural pronoun "they" is unacceptable reference to someone/thing
> singular.
>
> Forgive my previous wording.  Just trying to fit in with a bit of
> gratuitous profanity that seems so customary here though I do find it
> offensive.
> >>
> >
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