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.
This is so important!
I never know what to ask and end up looking like a fool cause I don’t have a question prepared.
Don’t be me.
Oooh yes these are good
Asking those questions got me my job!
i am so nonconfrontational and there are so many microaggressions that i am willing to let slide to let friendships and social events go a bit smoother and looking at teens who are willing to insist on non-standard pronouns and call their peers out on slurs every time is like… i’m so proud of you guys. i’m so impressed by you. your pride and your courage and your self-assurance are truly beautiful to me. like, if i’ve ever been a safe place or a source of knowledge for you then. i’m just proud to be able to support you. i hope i’ll be able to continue to do so for a long time. like, just seeing the difference between 16-year-olds coming out non-binary now and remembering how i felt coming out non-binary 5 years ago when i was 16… we’re changing the world here. it feels unbearably slow, i know. but we’re amazing. you’re amazing.
little kiba (ﾉ•ヮ•)ﾉ*･ﾟ✧
some people are mean for no reason and it’s gross
What the fuck happens in League of Legends