Re: Can we ditch the silly political correctness in reg articles
"They" has gained common usage as a non-gender specific pronoun these days. You see it in place of "he" quite often.
You see the utterance "innit" tacked onto just about everything certain people say. That doesn't make it right.
"They" might have come into common parlance, but the OP claimed it was the "standard non gender pronoun". Which it isn't.