Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year 2019 is "THEY"

The next time you hear someone argue that you have to choose he or she to be grammatically correct, even though you know the subject identifies as gender non-conforming or non-binary, please share this link with them about the evolution of the word and the current accepted meaning of the word THEY:

“More recently, though, they has also been used to refer to one person whose gender identity is nonbinary, a sense that is increasingly common in published, edited text, as well as social media and in daily personal interactions between English speakers. There's no doubt that its use is established in the English language, which is why it was added to the dictionary this past September.”

It's nice to see the "official" language catch up with how language is already being used!

The light in me recognizes and acknowledges the light in you,

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