American Dialect Society Word of the Year is the singular they.

The Fall and Rise of the Singular They

The Fall and Rise of the Singular They

A show about the mysteries of English.
Jan. 27 2016 2:00 PM

The Fall and Rise of the Singular They

A pronoun that English borrowed from its Scandinavian neighbors gets new life as a gender-neutral alternative to he and she.

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