Skip to comments.Singular 'they' crowned word of the decade by US linguists
Posted on 01/04/2020 7:05:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
The American Dialect Society has named they as the word of the decade, recognizing the plural pronouns growing use as a singular form to refer to people with a non-binary gender identity.
The winner was decided in a vote by the bodys 350 members at an annual gathering on Friday.
People want to choose something that stands the test of time and sums up the decade as a whole, said linguist and lexicographer Ben Zimmer. [ ]
Other words on the list for word of the decade included meme, which came in second place, followed by climate, #BlackLivesMatter, woke and MeToo.
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The girl on Billions wanted to be called “they”
It was so disconcerting to listen to how that changed the conversations in the show.
These must be the people in charge of twisting the language in order to twist the society.
Was she referring to her breasts?
They are teaching people not to believe in facts.
Need to reread 1984.
The revolution will be complete when the language is perfect.We all know how that goes. The only question now is how history will be actually written.
One thing interesting about the transgender population is that the vast majority of ‘transgender’ surgeries done are not genital surgery (only ~0.5%). I wonder what that means?
And here I thought that was like the 1970s decade, man.
You know hoy they are.
Sick in “their” heads.
The Word of the Decade is MAGA!
Linguists should give us a list of all the words we are no longer allowed to use so we can see how anti-linguistic linguists are.
I think we all know what it means.
Are these designations intended to be good or bad? Maybe neither but, to me, they just further demonstrate the deterioration of the language and the culture.
One thing interesting about the transgender population is that the vast majority of transgender surgeries done are not genital surgery (only ~0.5%). I wonder what that means?
My guess is transgender women (males) getting breast implants.
The Philistines have won.
Who promotes this dreck? No normal people have ever heard anyone speak this way.
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