Singular “they”

by look i have opinions

I’m a big fan, but every time I’m tempted to use it, I hesitate. I think, “Some reader is going to spot that ‘they,’ curl their lip in disgust, and never come back to this site.” Never mind that that reader will be an ignorant prig. I don’t enjoy alienating them—I mean him or her. Maybe I should just link to this every single time.

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