Merriam-Webster Crowns Gender-Neutral Pronoun Word of the Year

NewsBusters | 12/10/2019 | Staff
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Wonderful. The folks behind the leading English dictionary are now complicit in the left’s vendetta against biology, naming “they” as 2019’s “Word of the Year” and explaining that this achievement is very much based on the word’s newfound gender-neutral usage.

Merriam-Webster explained the factors that went into designating “they” as the “Word of the Year.” Apparently it was all due to a “313%” increase in online dictionary searches for the term, which they (no pun intended) explained was a result of the term’s new identity as a non-binary pronoun. You know? For those folks that don’t have a traditional gender.

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The dictionary claimed, “More recently, though, they has also been used to refer to one person whose gender identity is nonbinary, a sense that is increasingly common in published, edited text, as well as all over social media and in daily personal interactions.”

Though it was user-decided, the company played its part in encouraging the pronoun’s new woke context. Back in September, the dictionary added the new meaning to the common pronoun to their database, making it literary canon. Their “deeper dive” on the term explained that its “new sense” is “established in the English language, which is why it was added to the dictionary this past September.”

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With a quick Google search, anyone can see the travesty for themselves. The definition of what used to be a simple third-person pronoun has a second official meaning: they can...
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