13th July 2012
Link reblogged from Of Ivory and Salt with 6,032 notes
“What’s also interesting about the kids’ language is that people — mostly academics — have been trying to introduce a gender-neutral singular pronoun into the English language for about 200 years, with very little success. And then a group of kids in Baltimore just make one up and start using it.”
internet/modern culture is allowing what these kids have come up with a fighting chance of actually becoming a part of the English language.
I personally prefer using “they” and “them” (mostly because “thon”, while fun, is really obscure and cause more trouble than it solves), but at this point I’ll take anything respectful as a gender-neutral pronoun.
Hell yes. Progress.
i like this. ‘yo’ feels natural, unlike the space-age plastics of ‘xie’ and ‘thon’ and whatnot. i could get used to ‘yo’.
This is actually really cool.