The future of singular they

Language Log 2013-03-15


I've recently encountered several people in their teens or early twenties who ask, as individuals, to be referred to as  they/them/their/themself. Looking around to see how common this might be, I found an undated (?) survey reporting the following results: All in all, over eight hundred people responded, the majority from the US and other English-dominant [...]


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Date tagged:

03/15/2013, 12:21

Date published:

03/08/2013, 11:04