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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s