Talk:They

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Singular They[edit]

An anonymous user had changed "is a special case of this pronoun" to "is an incorrect use of this pronoun". I reverted it back. It is NPOV to state that it is incorrect. The article already documents that this usage is disputed. Wikipedia ought not to judge this correct or incorrect, only acknowledge how people actually use the word, and link to the dispute.--RLent (talk) 20:22, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

3p miller (piz zip)[edit]

3p miller real name bobby Johnson born 1989 miller a singer a leader of the band piz zip has a green deer friend named moon star called him 3p 3p smokes, drink and bad behaver yellow hair age (23) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.222.168.102 (talk) 19:00, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

3p miller (piz zip)[edit]

3p miller real name bobby Johnson born 1989 miller a singer a leader of the band piz zip has a green deer friend named moon star called him 3p 3p smokes, drink and bad behaver yellow hair age (23) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.222.168.102 (talk) 19:02, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Anonymous[edit]

As noted by many historians, singular "they" was often used as "de facto" gender-neutral pronoun along with the presumption of "he". Also within the last 100 years or so "they" has become taboo for gender neutral pronouns. It seems silly to omit one group of people by potentially offending another (using "her" as a gender neutral pronoun in place of "he"). Likewise, it also seems silly to invent a pronoun when the language already has use of another one (itself a borrowed word). "They" was a commonly used pronoun for 3S, until British parliament ordered "he" be used for a generic 3S. To say "they" 3S is taboo when it has historical precedent is ostrich-like behavior :-) http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Singular_they.html http://www.psmag.com/culture/gender-neutral-pronouns-actually-doomed-67600/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 158.145.224.113 (talk) 01:28, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

name[edit]

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The result of the move request was: not moved. Armbrust The Homunculus 08:27, 29 June 2014 (UTC)


TheyThey (pronoun) – article about word 73.183.64.164 (talk) 00:35, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

  • Oppose. Article about the word should remain as the primary topic of the term "They". No sufficient reason has been provided otherwise. An article about the word, or any other subject, does not automatically disqualify it from being a primary topic. Zzyzx11 (talk) 02:12, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This is clearly the primary topic. Kennethaw88talk 14:33, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose. Per above, and per WP:CONCISE. Johnny338 (talk) 03:35, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above - Clearly a primary topic. –Davey2010(talk) 18:07, 23 June 2014 (UTC)
  • Comment Did you notice this one? You are just wasting your time adding this individually. Next time, follow this format.

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j3j3j3...pfH0wHz 07:50, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

@3oWh pF0wHz: - Please Assume Good Faith and read WP:CIVIL while you're at it, The IP is probably new and not aware of bundling them and you having a go at him isn't helpful!. –Davey2010(talk) 14:44, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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