May 29, 2021 · 10:45 PM
“My pronoun is ‘Patriot’.”
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), responding to news from various sites such as Instagram and Linked In that will allow users to refer to themselves by whatever pronoun they choose
For the intellectual record, patriot is NOUN – not a pronoun.
September 20, 2019 · 12:05 PM
“Words can come and go in a
language, but those that show staying power and increasing use need to be
recorded and described.”
– A post on the Merriam-Webster website announcing the nonbinary pronoun “they” as an entry in its dictionary.
Merriam-Webster acknowledges that “they”
has been used a singular pronoun consistently since the late 1300s. The organization also notes it has evidence of
the nonbinary “they” dating back to 1950, and that it’s likely there are
earlier uses of the nonbinary pronoun. Merriam-Webster’s
latest batch of updates includes 533 new words and meanings.