Anecdote: I once decided that having gendered pronouns was dumb and I’d try to refer to everyone as “they”. But I found I normally only remembered to do that when talking about GNC people, so I stopped.

A related problem: Using “they” for anonymous parties and for known NB parties presents no problem for me. Notice that “they” is an English word. In my home country, the similar word is “vedkommende.” Four syllables. It is a very unwieldy thing in casual conversation, and downright ruinous for writing succinct text that refers to the same person multiple times.

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