Reply to post: Re: Is this just an English thing ?

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

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Re: Is this just an English thing ?

"Of course, we have a perfectly acceptable gender-neutral pronoun in English:"

"They" is the gender neurtral pronoun for people, and it has been in use since the 14th Century.

The use of the word "you" as a singuar pronoun is much more recent than that, so if you think "they" is gramatically incorrect, then you will have to start addressing people in front of you as "thou/thee/thy" instead of "you/your".

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