> On Sep 22, 2015, at 6:09 AM, Andrew Dunstan <and...@dunslane.net> wrote: > > You are fighting a losing battle. Think of they/them/their/theirs as being > indefinitely gendered third person singular pronouns, as well as being third > person plural pronouns. Yes it's a relatively new usage, but I don't think > its at all unreasonable (speaking as someone who has been known to dislike > some new usages and neologisms). It's not at all sloppy. On the contrary, > it's quite deliberate. It's just not quite traditional. You need to get over > that.
The use of "their" as singular dates back at least as far as Chaucer in the 14th century, prior to the use of "you" as a singular pronoun. Militant grammarian schoolteachers may have told you not to use it that way, but that doesn't change the history of its use. Mark Dilger -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers