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

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Considered Harmful

Use of "they" in the singular has been a feature of English since before use of "you" in the singular. It is simply factually wrong to say that it's in any way incorrect or unnatural to use the word "they" in the singular.

Of course anyone who disagrees is entitled to their opinion, but refusing to type the word "they" for pedantic reasons, when specifically asked to do so to be nice, is indefensible.

Note the completely natural use of "their" in the singular right there.

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