every time I use “they” to refer to a single gender-unknown person on Tumblr, another piece of my grammar-filled heart shatters, and the pieces scatter at the bottom of hell
“They” has been a singular pronoun for hundreds of years, you melodramatic dipshit.
well… actually… no… they is plural. people use they when they should use he, she, or it.
dense motherfucker, the pronoun “they” is an english equivalent for the third person indefinite singular and has been for literally centuries. it remains morphologically and syntactically plural therefore you don’t need to shit your little pantaloons at compromising your surely rock solid grammar rules.
i guarantee every fuckin time you’ve ever had to refer to a person of an unknown gender you’ve used “they” subconsciously. (“The post clerk gave me a message for you.” “Oh, what did they say?”) but you only have a problem with it when people specify it as a pronoun for themselves because you’re a shitlord i fuckin guess.
grammarized straight into hell
"And whoso fyndeth hym out of swich blame, They wol come up …” — The Pardoner’s Prologue, by Geoffrey Chaucer
“A person can’t help their birth.” — Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
" ‘Tis meet that some more audience than a mother, since nature makes them partial, should o’erhear the speech.” — Hamlet, Act III Scene iii by SHAKES. FUCKING. SPEARE
I will beat you to death with “begs the question,” but holy fuck there is SO MUCH PRECEDENT FOR “THEY” AS THIRD PERSON INDEFINITE SINGULAR IN ENGLISH.
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I will write about the following, leave one in my ask box.
Dear person I hate,
Dear person I like,
Dear ex boyfriend,
Dear ex girlfriend,
Dear ex bestfriend,
Dear future me,
Dear past me,
Dear person I’m jealous of,
Dear person I had a crush on,
Dear [insert URL here],
Dude this sounds fun
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