Notes from a Linguistic Mystic

I’ve gotten a few comments about my frequent use of “they” as a gender-neutral 3rd person pronoun, in sentences like “when a person hears a tornado siren, they should hide”.

I’m aware that that’s not necessarily conventional, and that some even consider it ungrammatical, so, I’ve decided that in order to minimize any potential confusion, an Official Pronoun Policy is needed. You can find it under “About”, and there, I explain my reasoning and my official policy in support of “they” as a legitimate third person gender-neutral pronoun.

Perhaps I’m the only person who thinks about such things, but, to misquote Gandhi, we must be the change we want to see in the language.

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