Skip to comments.Call Me ‘They’: The singular “they” is inclusive and flexible, and it breaks the stifling [tr]
Posted on 07/14/2019 5:37:00 AM PDT by C19fan
I am your stereotypical, cisgender, middle-aged suburban dad. I dabble in woodworking, I take out the garbage, and I covet my neighbors Porsche. Though I do think men should wear makeup (it looks nice!), my tepid masculinity apparently rings loudly enough online and in person that most people guess that I go by he and him. And thats fine; I will not be offended if you refer to me by those traditional, uselessly gendered pronouns.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
No reason to read a word beyond this...
The pansy has the pronouns changed on hi Wikipedia page. What a frikken waste of human cells.
Just more proof of how mentally unstable homosexuals can be.
We should give serious consideration to creating a new country for these...er...things.
And sending them there.
In this usage, is the plural of they thorrn?
Wont subscribe to read crap
Call me they..
No. I wont.
“No reason to read a word beyond this... “
I stopped reading at “cisgender”.
Yep, I stopped reading there too.
Mark 5:9 And he [Jesus] asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.
I think he should pop open a dictionary to look up the definition of that word...
Most middle-aged suburban dads think wearing make makes you at least weird, probably a trannie or a faggot. (a bundle of sticks) !!!
How would that work in a police report searching for a robbery suspect?
How does this work with animals? Do people who don’t want gender specific pronouns also refer to their pets as they? If he/she are going to subscribe to this crap, they might as well go all the way with it.
Calling him “it” works just as well for me, and is grammatically better than using a plural word.
Yep...that kinda killed it for me also.
Proving to us all everyday that it is a mental disease
Insanity. No language can function with a separate pronoun for each person. Language functions in generalities, with one pronoun for men, one for women, and another for things.
It is impossible to have a system in which each person has a unique pronoun. No one can remember all the pronouns. The moment someone uses the “wrong” pronoun, the fascist police swoop down and arrest him.
“They” is not inclusive and flexible. They is for more than one person or thing.
I have a solution: each person already has a unique designator: his or her name. So, instead of referring to a person with a pronoun, we simply use his or her name. So you never need to remember if that one “uses” “zey,” “zot,” “zim,” “zer,” or whatever the hell else they invented.
LOL! Yeah, I could have saved myself a few more seconds doing that too.
Man: I had to read to the very end of comments to find what to me is the obvious pronoun to call this person. IT. makes sense to me. Totally without any humanized context. About as neutral as can be.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.